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The Discovery Files - Supercomputer


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"Red Storm" blows into Pittsburgh

Credit: NSF/Clear Channel Communications/Karson Productions

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ANNOUNCER:
Teraflops. Those little shoes you wear at the beach, right?

VOICE:
Wrong.

ANNOUNCER:
I'm Bob Karson with "The Discovery Files"--new advances in science and engineering, from the National Science Foundation.

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is the site for a new 9.7 million dollar computer system capable of approximately 10 teraflops...or ten trillion calculations per second. Called "Red Storm," it will be used by the scientific, medical and academic communities for everything from weather simulation to models for blood flow to earthquake prediction.

To do this kind of complex research, you need the ten trillion calculations per second Red Storm delivers--way more than has been available to researchers before.

One of the world's most advanced supercomputers. I wonder if they got a free printer with that.

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