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