An Ohio air force base is getting a "monster" $30 million super computer to meet a growing demand among scientists and researchers for high-speed computing power.
The SGI Ice X supercomputer is expected to be one of the 10 fastest in the world once the Air Force Research Laboratory installs it at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
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Jeff Graham, director of the lab's Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center, tells the Dayton Daily News for a story Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1woEBNK ) that each second the computer can calculate 5.6 petaflops, or a numeral followed by 15 zeros.
Virginia Ross, a research laboratory computer engineer, says the computer, due for arrival in April, will be fully online this summer.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com