DOE National Laboratories Fight COVID-19 with Advanced Artificial Intelligence
Jun 15, 2020
7 of DOE’s 17 National Laboratories are working with the High Performance Computing Consortium to bring together the Federal government, industry, and academic leaders to provide access to the world’s most powerful high-performance computing resources in support of COVID-19 research. The new supercomputer, the DGX A100, is the fastest AI supercomputer being used by the consortium and has been in operation since May 9. It can screen an unprecedented 1 billion small molecule drugs a day with the hope that one will be able to be considered for use against the coronavirus.
DOE has also recently highlighted its non-COVID related AI advancements. In particular, the department has begun using sophisticated machine learning algorithms to better understand how lithium-ion batteries degrades with use.
ASME will continue to monitor and report on how the Department of Energy is using AI to further its mission.