Tech Crunch: IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research

“During today’s White House coronavirus task force press conference, President Trump announced the launch of a new public/private consortium to “unleash the power of American supercomputing resources.” The members of this consortium are the White House, the Department of Energy and IBM. Other companies, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft, as well as a number of academic institutions, are also “contributing lots of different things,” the president said…”

“AWS has already dedicated $20 million to support COVID-19 research while Microsoft has already announced a number of different initiatives, though mostly around helping businesses cope with the fallout of this crisis. Google has now launched its own coronavirus website (though it’s very different from the one Trump once promised) and Alphabet’s Verily is helping Bay Area residents find testing sites if needed…” Read the full article here.

Source: IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research – By Frederic Lardinois, March 22, 2020. Tech Crunch.

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