Supercomputers are used for highly calculation-intensive tasks and problems such as: • quantum mechanical physics • weather forecasting • climate research including research into global warming • molecular modelling (computing the structures and properties of chemical compounds • physical simulations (such as airplanes in wind tunnels, the detonation of nuclear weapons, and nuclear fusion research) • cryptanalysis, and more.
This was the first electronic digital computing device. It was capable of solving up to 29 simultaneous linear equations and it pioneered important elements of modern computing, including binary arithmetic and electronic switching elements.
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