NVIDIA has just announced that it is joining the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing 400 petaflops worth of computing performance to the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. To achieve this, the GPU-maker is giving the researchers access to 30 supercomputers. The consortium will also be given access to relevant AI and life sciences software applications that are available through NVIDIA NGC.
“The COVID-19 HPC Consortium is the Apollo Program of our time […]Achieving progress will ultimately require combining three essential ingredients – domain scientists, computer scientists and high-performance computers. We’re honored to play a role in this effort,” NVIDIA vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing Ian Buck said in a press release.
NVIDIA will lend its expertise in AI, supercomputing, drug discovery, molecular dynamics, genomics, medical imaging and data analytics for this consortium but this isn’t the first time the company is contributing its resources. The GPU maker has also been supporting the crowdsourcing initiative [email protected] NVIDIA invites researches to submit their proposals to the consortium for evaluation and assignment to computing resources.