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The U.S. will soon venture into a new frontier with the creation of the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced on Tuesday that it has awarded a $600 million contract to Cray Inc. and AMD for the record-setting machine, aptly named Frontier. The supercomputer is scheduled to be completed and delivered to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2021.

From 3D printing to star explosions, scientists and engineers are already excited about the impact the supercomputer will have on their field. Climate researchers, for example, will be able to use Frontier’s raw power to map climate change around the globe in a way that isn’t possible today. Read more...

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