August 3, 2015
President Obama has signed an executive order authorizing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), with the goal of creating the world’s fastest supercomputers. The NSCI is charged with building the world’s first-ever exascale (1,000-petaflops) computer — 30 times faster than today’s fastest supercomputer.
The order mandates:
- Accelerating delivery of a capable exascale computing system that integrates hardware and software capability to deliver approximately