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Friday July 13, 2012

NVIDIA Gets $12M Department of Energy Contract For Exascale Research

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded NVIDIA a $12.4 million contract to research and develop technologies to achieve exascale computing. We’re very excited to work closely with DOE scientists to advance the frontiers of science.

The two-year contract calls for NVIDIA to conduct research and development in processor architecture, circuits, memory architecture, high-speed signaling and programming models to enable an exascale computer at a reasonable power level. The concept is to use thousands of efficient, throughput-optimized cores to perform the bulk of the work, with a handful of latency-optimized cores to perform the residual serial computation. We’ll work with scientists at seven DOE laboratories to ensure our design meets their needs and runs their scientific workloads.