Eco Factor: World’s fastest computer to be used to solve the world’s biggest problems.
After being named as the fastest supercomputer in the world, the Jaguar X75 supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be used to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, including climate change. With a processing speed of about a quadrillion calculations per second, the swift machine would be used to predict the effects of climate change.
Over a billion processing hours of the computer have already been booked for 2010 by several research institutes, including NOAA, which will use the time to develop high-resolution models to predict climate change. The University of Tennessee and ORNL will be using the time to study enzymes in plant cell walls to develop a better ethanol.