The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

November 29, 2018

The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

“Sierra” was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet.

And while most of its peers use their power for climate simulations, astrophysics, and other civilian work, Sierra is purpose-built for an entirely different mission: nuclear weapons.



We took a tour of this massive system, and found out why the US builds supercomputers to support its nuclear arsenal.

 

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By | 2018-11-29T09:05:26+00:00 Nov 29, 2018|Categories: Computers|

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