Artificial brains benefit from MSU’s new supercomputer

MSU hopes new supercomputer among 500 fastest in the world A close-up view of MSU’s new supercomputer, which is twice as powerful as its predecessor that was activated in 2014.(Photo: Courtesy / Michigan State University) EAST LANSING – Supercomputers historically have been depicted in popular culture as room-sized machines laboring constantly on complex formulas as men in white coats scurry about. Today’s supercomputers bare little resemblance, according to Sharan Kalwani, director of Michigan State University’s High-Performance Computing Center. “These days, it looks like a whole bunch of black colored racks filled with equipment with lots of cables going in and out,” he said. MSU is debuting its new supercomputer, which is twice as fast as its predecessor, Friday afternoon. The supercomputer, which Kalwani calls a cluster, will benefit the approximately…


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