A member of the media films the room with the IBM Blue Gene Q Supercomputer on the launch day for the HBP at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Ecublens, near Lausanne October 7, 2013. Scientists from the 135-partner institution of the Human Brain Project, co-funded by the EU with an estimated budget of EUR 1.2 billion, are meeting in Switzerland for the official launch on Monday. Its goal is to develop methods that will enable a deep understanding of how the human brain operates. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY EDUCATION HEALTH)

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Obama wants U.S. supercomputer capable of one quintillion calculations per second

August 14, 2015, Jack Karsten and Darrell M. West

On July 30, President Obama set a goal for the U.S. to build the world’s first exascale supercomputer by 2025. The end result could prove a powerful tool for scientific research and private sector R&D.

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