[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Intel has been awarded two subcontracts totaling $19 million with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of these two awards, Intel Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary, will be a major participant in the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) managed Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development “FastForward program aimed at driving advancements in exascale computing.

The DOE has been a leading developer of supercomputing technology for a range of critical applications in the space of national security, economy, energy resources and consumption. The “FastForward” program is expected to harness the talents of the national laboratories, academia and U.S. industry to develop the next generation of HPC technologies.

David Patterson (President, Intel Federal): This is a great example of how public-private partnerships will significantly help move high performance computing forward and push the boundaries of innovation.

Intel aims to achieve Exascale-level computation by the end of the decade, says the company.

[Image: Computer simulation of a Class 1a supernova | Courtesy: Department of Energy]