Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record

Hexbyte Tech News Wired This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

Brad Settlemyer had a supercomputing solution in search of a problem. Los Alamos National Lab, where Settlemyer works as a research scientist, hosts the Trinity supercomputer—a machine that regularly makes the internet’s (ever-evolving) Top 10 Fastest lists. As large as a Midwestern McMansion, Trinity’s main job is to ensure that the cache of US nuclear weapons works when it’s supposed to, and doesn’t when it’s not.

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