VA, HHS and Energy have entered into an agreement called the Insights Partnership to share health data, research and expertise related to covid-19.
The agreement allows the former two agencies to use the latter’s high-performance computing and artificial intelligence resources “to conduct covid-19 research and analyze health data that would otherwise not be possible” and advance potential treatments, according to the announcement. That is to include use of the “Summit” supercomputer at DoE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which it said is the fastest supercomputer in the nation.
“Research and analysis conducted by the COVID-19 Insights Partnership will focus on vaccine and therapeutic development and outcomes, virology and other critical scientific topics to understand COVID-19 better. HHS and VA will provide additional updates and information on research projects as it becomes available,” it said.