U.S. government spending $425 million to build fastest supercomputers

November 14, 2014 3:07 PM

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U.S. government spending $425 million to build fastest supercomputers

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is spending $425 million to research extreme-scale computing and build two super-computers, which would be the world's fastest, for research into basic science as well as nuclear weapons.

The DOE is awarding $325 million to build "Summit" for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and "Sierra" at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.

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