How Do Scientists Use Supercomputers?

Last week, I was asked by a bright teenager interested in science just what made supercomputers “super” and what did scientists do with them. This was a great question, and honestly I found it hard to answer in simple English.  With a little hunting, I found this useful short video at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) youTube channel; some knowledge of science and computing will help in following it (my teenager found it answered his question).  So if you want to explain scientific supercomputing to someone, try here:

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One Response to How Do Scientists Use Supercomputers?

  1. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up plus the
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