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World’s Fastest Supercomputer Helps Battle COVID-19
Using the world's fastest supercomputer, researchers have identified 77 drug candidates that show promise in the fight against COVID-19, the respiratory illness sweeping the globe. It's only the first step — and it's certainly not a cure — but it may point scientists researching new treatments in the right direction. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) launched Summit, a supercomputer capable of performing 200,000 trillion calculations per second — that makes it about a million times more powerful than a high-end laptop. As COVID-19 began to spread across the globe, a pair of researchers...
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