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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
Internet, supercomputers, supercomputing, supercomputer scientist, physicist,
mathematician, Philip Emeagwali.
Uncompressed Digital Photo:
Upon request, a 50 megabyte (highest quality) uncompressed image will be posted at the FTP site of emeagwali.com.
The photos posted on this website represent a small portion of the
photos in our library. Upon request, 35 mm transparencies and
8 x 10 color prints will be provided for a nominal fee. If you don't
find what you are searching for, please don't hesitate to visit emeagwali.com or
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