The High-Frequency World

Florida Polytechnic University’s Supercomputer is a high-performance, high-speed and high-capacity IBM computer that is six feet tall and covers the length of the room that it occupies in the Innovation, Science & Technology Building. This crown jewel of computers is bathed in blue light and operates behind protective glass in a temperature-controlled room in the Student Data Center Lab. Just what kind of power does a behemoth like this have? It has the ability to process huge amounts of data and solve highly complex math problems in just nanoseconds!

Supercomputers are used for computationally intensive jobs in a variety of advanced technology fields, such as quantum mechanics, geo-metric mapping for oil and gas exploration and molecular modeling.