Supercomputer takes on task of muffling jet engines

02/4/2013 | Gizmodo Australia

Airline engines with a tamer roar are the new assignment for the Sequoia IBM Bluegene/Q supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in California. The normal assignment for the computer's 1.5 million cores is nuclear weapon simulation, but the new job should be easier, though challenging. NASA and the Navy hope to design a far quieter jet engine through simulation without having to build a prototype.

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