This infographic provides an over view of what makes up a supercomputer, a powerful machine consisting of many processors that work in parallel to perform a complex task. Supercomputers are changing the way scientists study the origins of our universe, design new drugs for public health, and forecast global weather patterns.
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Infographic: Supercomputing 101

 
It’s been a week of infographics here this week. Today we bring you this installment from Energy.Gov entitled, Everything You Need to Know About Supercomputers.

A supercomputer is a powerful computer consisting of many processors that work in parallel to perform a complex task. Supercomputers are changing the way scientists study the origins of our universe, design new drugs for public health, and forecast global weather patterns. The Energy Department’s National Labs have some of the most significant high performance computing resources available, including 32 of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world.

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