Most Powerful University Supercomputer Now Cranking Around The Clock
Because Blue Waters is among the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and is the most powerful supercomputer on a university campus, it enables scientists to carry out research that would be otherwise impossible. The supercomputer, which was built from Cray hardware, operates at a sustained performance of more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second and is capable of peak performance of 11.61 quadrillion calculations per second.
That's a lot of math, folks, and we sincerely doubt this is the end of an era. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if many more schools adopted these supercomputers in order to bolster their science programs. Who knew the desktop wouldn't fade away, but instead, just grow into something enormous?