Thirty minutes west of Illinois Institute of Technology, at Argonne National Laboratory, lurks a gargantuan machine called “Mira.” The recently inaugurated supercomputer—one of the most powerful on Earth—boasts a peak performance of 10 petaflops, meaning it can execute 10 quadrillion (1016) calculations per second.
Yet, according to IIT Department of Applied Mathematics Chair and Professor Fred Hickernell, lightning speed alone is not always sufficient for today’s most demanding applications.
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