Nvidia part of team to win a Bell Prize for Covid-19 mutation prediction

The groundbreaking work in predicting new virus variants entailed the application of large language models to gene sequences.

Andy Patrizio

Nvidia was part of a research team whose work was recognized by ACM for their outstanding research toward the understanding of the Covid-19 pandemic through the use of HPC. The image represents Covid strains sequenced by the researchers’ LLM. Each dot is color coded by Covid variant. (Source: Argonne National Laboratory’s Bharat Kale, Max Zvyagin, and Michael E. Papka)  A group of academic and commercial researchers, including Nvidia, have won a Gordon Bell Prize, referred to as the Nobel Prize of Supercomputing, for work at predicting how future variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus might mutate. The 34-person research team, which also

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