Supercomputers: 5 Most Important Applications
What is the most powerful machine in this fast changing modern computer technology period? Supercomputers! Did you know these beast machines can perform 1000s times better than the ordinary home computers? Because of their high performance capabilities, they are being used by government and businesses to fulfill their goals or needs.
Supercomputers can easily resolve supersize problems. They are particularly built to take on complex scientific problems. Here are few supercomputer applications which have made our lives much better.
In Military and Defense Operations :
Supercomputers can be used to test nuclear weapons. Testing nuclear weapons in the open can dangerous citing to the increasing population. Supercomputers will be able to simulate nuclear explosion and weapon ballistics. As compared to traditional military operations which need open area for testing, the use of supercomputers will be very useful in the military and defense sector.
In the Field of Biology :
There are some diseases which are unable to diagnose by past computers. Supercomputers will play a very critical role in the healthcare industry by diagnosing diseases which were very hard to diagnose in the past. They also will be able to identify disease causing agents and study their behavior so that vaccines and medicines can be prepared for the cure.
Supercomputers are also helping in understanding strokes, brain injuries and other blood flow issues to a greater extent.
Climate Predictions :
Supercomputers will be used for climate predictions by identifying and understanding climate patterns. Actually this isn’t as easy as taking a look and into the sky and predicting stuff. It involves great deal of observation set because of the presence of hundreds of variables. The sure thing is breaking down all these complex variables and forecasting definitely needs the strength and abilities of a supercomputer.
The Super-Sized Problems :
If talking about capabilities of supercomputers, they can understand and foresee complex natural hazards. Understanding earthquakes is a very important aspect in preventing large scale loss of life. Researchers however have been successful to a great extent in predicting and estimating patterns of cyclones using supercomputers. All this possible due to all those high-level software which only supercomputers can handle.
In the Aerospace Industry :
Supercomputers have evolved the way airplanes were used to be designed. Thanks to the simulators (not yet so perfect) helping manufacturers understand the dynamics of air flow and build better and safer airplanes. Also the flight simulators are a real big deal, not just for training newbie pilots but also helping movies in being more realistic than ever.