In this opinion piece from The Exascale Report, Chief Editor Mike Bernhardt foresees serious implications from IBM’s cancellation of the Blue Waters contract at NCSA.
Supercomputers should be considered an important strategic asset, and funded as such. If the USA really wants to demonstrate world technological leadership, then adequate resources need to be committed. The failure of Blue Waters should be seen not just as a failure for IBM, but as a failure for the leadership of this country.
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