In a sign that the worlds of big data and government-owned high performance computing centers are beginning to converge, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM announced that they are joining forces to help boost the competitiveness of U.S. industries in the global economy.

The announcement drew the attention and praise of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) during a Capitol Hill briefing June 27, during which Feinstein stressed the growing importance of high performance computing and data analytics in the U.S. Keep reading →