Argonne National Laboratory

The Argonne National Laboratory has received a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a supercomputer that will be five to seven times faster than any now on the planet, according to a statement made by the organization.

Dubbed “Aurora,” the new supercomputer will be one of three set up as part of CORAL, a collaborative organization that brings together Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore and Argonne laboratories. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the computer will draw scientists and researchers from all over the United States to conduct studies that require high-end computing.

The supercomputer could also advance research in materials science, biological science, transportation efficiency and renewable energy.

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