Friday, June 9, 2006

Supercomputers To Transform Science

Poor Luornu! Disintegrated by a supercomputer designed to transform science! Don't worry too much; two of her three selves survived to fight on as 'Duo Damsel'! link

"New insights into the structure of space and time, climate modeling, and the design of novel drugs, are but a few of the many research areas that will be transformed by the installation of three supercomputers at the University of Bristol.

At peak performance the multi-million pound high performance computers (HPCs) will carry out over 13 trillion calculations per second. That is equivalent to the entire population of the world working simultaneously on hand-held calculators for about three hours." link