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NNSA Taps Cray for $600M Supercomputer Project at Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab

Cray has secured a potential $600M contract from the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to build and deliver a supercomputing platform to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California by late 2022. DOE said Tuesday researchers will use the "El Capitan" exascale computer to study methods for nuclear weapons stockpile maintenance, as well as conduct data-heavy simulations and calculations.

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DOE to Award $121M in R&D Grants via Small Biz Innovation Research, Technology Transfer Phase II Programs

The Department of Energy plans to award $121M worth of research and development grants to 103 small businesses from across 29 U.S. states. DOE said Monday the money will support R&D efforts under the second phase of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

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Intel-Cray Team to Build First Exascale Supercomputer for DOE Lab Under $500M Contract

The Department of Energy selected a team of Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) to build and deliver a supercomputing system to DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago by 2021 under a contract worth more than $500M. DOE said Monday the Aurora machine is designed to integrate exaFLOP computational capacity …

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Perry: Hackers are a Current, ‘Real’ Threat to US Nuclear Reactors

Criminal hackers targeting U.S. nuclear power plants and other energy providers present a substantial and “real” threat to the U.S. electric grid Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday. However, “the good news” is that the Energy Department has substantial resources to counter the threat and has been “working on this for …

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