supercomputers
4:48 am
Mon July 22, 2013

WPAFB gets fast computer. REALLY fast

"Spirit" isn't much to look at, but it's really fast.
Credit 88th Air Base Wing, WPAFB

Are you in the market for a new computer? Wright Patterson Air Force Base is now home to a $25 million supercomputer.

Named "Spirit" the computer is the 14th fastest in the world according to Top500.org. It can complete 1500 trillion calculations per second, making it the 7th fastest computer in the United States.

So how does that stack-up to your personal computer? It's about 36,000 times more powerful.

The base is holding a ribbon cutting Monday morning.