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The 3rd most powerful supercomputer in the world was turned on at a classified government lab in California — Here’s what the 7,000 square foot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The third most powerful supercomputer in the world has been completed and unveiled: the Sierra. This supercomputer, which can do 125 quadrillion calculations in a second, will be used to create simulations that can test how safe and reliable nuclear weapons in the government stockpile is. The Sierra is currently being used for scientific work, such as predicting the effects of cancer and mapping traumatic brain injury. read more


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