Mira. (Photo courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)
Power source
Argonne gets up to speed with a new supercomputer.
Number of computing cores in Argonne’s new supercomputer Mira, the fifth fastest in the world: 786,000 Cores in Mira’s predecessor: 163,000 Mira’s weight, in tons: 100 Quadrillions of calculations per second that Mira can do: 10 Millions of iPads needed to equal Mira’s raw power: 58 Years it would take a laptop to do a calculation that Mira could do in one hour: 20 Billions of computing hours that will be allotted to scientists starting in 2014: 5