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Title: Emeagwali and World's Fastest Supercomputer (standing)

Location : 245 First Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142-1264.

Date: November 30, 1990

Transparency: 35mm

Print: 8 x 10 color

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Philip Emeagwali helped give birth to the supercomputer, the technology that spawned the Internet. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, which has been dubbed the "Nobel Prize of Supercomputing." The massively parallel supercomputer, shown in the background, contains 65,536 processors that are networked together as a twelve-dimensional hypercube. The supercomputer contains 4096 nodes with each node consisting of 16 processors. It is used for nuclear simulations, extracting oil and gas, and studies of the atmosphere. In the 1980s, it was widely believed that it will be impossible to program thousands of processors to outperform conventional supercomputers. In 1988, Emeagwali proved the skeptics wrong by programming all 65,536 processors to perform the world's fastest computation of 3.1 billion calculations per second.


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