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Supercomputers controlling the unexpected aspects of our lives

Luke Grant

Supercomputing – it’s a term we’ve all heard of, but do we understand it?

Supercomputing has it’s wires in so many parts of our lives, from forecasting the weather, to mapping what health officials need to do to control the spread of coronavirus, playing chess, and even espionage.

These aren’t your home PC’s with an i5 processor, they’re vastly different to anything the average computer punter is used to.

COSMOS magazine held a special webinar on supercomputing today. On the webinar panel was Professor Alan Duffy, lead scientist at the Royal Institution of Australia, who joins Luke Grant to discuss the mystique of supercomputers.

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