1. Weather Forecasting


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses the Weather and Climate Operational Ssupercomputing System to track space and oceanic activity and forecast weather.

2. Nuclear Weapons


IBM Sequoia is being used by the National Nuclear Security Association (NNSA) to run multiple simulations to predict performance, safety and reliability of nuclear weapons.

3. Biology


The Anton supercomputer is used for molecular dynamics simulations of biological macromolecules like proteins, allowing researchers to understand their movements better.

4. Astrophysics


The NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division houses some of the world’s top supercomputers, which have been used for space shuttle development and aerodynamics research for 3 decades.

5. World of Warcraft


Yes it is true, some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers allow blizzard entertainment’s enduring MMORPG to host up to 1 million active players at a time. And you thought your break was impressive.