AFRL Opens State-of-the-Art Extreme Computing Facility, Announces $44 Million in Additional Funding

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August 22, 2023 | Originally published by AFRL on August 14, 2023

Rome, N.Y. (AFRL) — — The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s, or AFRL, new Extreme Computing Facility at the Information Directorate in Rome, New York, is a vital component to national defense research, and AFRL is using the most cutting-edge quantum computing technology available to protect the nation and deliver game-changing technologies to the Warfighter.

AFRL’s Information Directorate welcomed U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to the new AFRL Information Directorate lab, August 8, 2023, a facility for which they had previously secured appropriations. After the official ribbon cutting, both New York senators toured the new Extreme Computing Lab at the Rome site and revealed they have secured $44 million in new federal funding in the Senate Defense Appropriations Bill to further grow quantum computing programs.