August 17, 2001

World's fastest supercomputer goes down a bomb

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "The US government has activated ASCI White, the world's fastest supercomputer.

This IBM machine costs $110m and simulates the effects of nuclear detonations. Shouldn't taxpayers be concerned: surely it's cheaper to blow up the occasional Pacific atoll? What with global warming, and rising sea levels, they're all doomed, anyhow."

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