The incredible evolution of supercomputers’ powers, from 1946 to today


The bigger they are, the harder they compute Photograph by Levi Brown Supercomputing superpower The first supercomputer went live in 1965. Since then, the computing power of these mega machines has grown exponentially. Engineers measured early computing devices in kilo-girls, a unit roughly equal to the calculating ability of a thousand women. By the time the…


The incredible evolution of supercomputers' powers, from 1946 to today
The incredible evolution of supercomputers’ powers, from 1946 to today

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