This kind of super computer was revealed in South Africa with the intention to help scientists overcome serious diseases like AIDS and malaria, these are 2 big problems that kill a lot of people in that African country in case you didn’t know.
It is obvious that the computer can’t find a cure to AIDS, but it can help by speeding up the cycle of research, so instead of a problem and having to wait days/weeks/months to know the outcome of a possible solution, the researchers can simply input the data into the computer and create a simulation.
The machine was gladly donated by Intel Cooperation and inside of it there are 64 top-notch processors in 2 systems. All this hardware makes it a big super computer and the size is close to 4 refrigerators, the value of the unusual device is also big in proportions – $1 million.
But looking from another perspective, all this technology put together creates a great final product that can operate at speed of one teraflop – this means like one billion of mathematical equations per second, therefore it saves time and helps the much needed population.
Other good features of this extraordinary machine include:
- reveal how disease jumps from one person to the next and then track its movement throughout the body
- predict how the immune system of a sick person would react to drugs and analyzes the building blocks of life like genetic activity and protein structure for new medical clues