Super ‘Super Computer’ Unveiled at Wright-Patterson AFB

Posted July 23, 2013 at 3:00pm

The Dayton Daily News reports that “Military leaders cut the ribbon Monday on a $25 million supercomputer that’s fast — really fast.”

“In fact, Air Force officials said the supercomputer known as ‘Spirit’ is able to complete 15,000 trillion calculations every second, making it 36,000 times more powerful than your average PC.”

“Spirit is named after the B-2 Stealth bomber and is reported to be the seventh fastest in the United States and the 14th fastest computer in the world, according to the base.”

“WPAFB officials said the computer will allow scientists to virtually perform complicated and expensive weapons tests.”