Supercomputer joins fight against AIDS

AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis should be the ones scared for a change. In South Africa, a supercomputer costing $1 million was donated by Intel and is now dedicated to scientific research for these diseases. Installed at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) offices in Pretoria, the supercomputer is designed to process huge amounts of complex information at shocking speeds. CSIR is a government arm responsible for leading scientific and technology research. Thanks to 64 processors with a peak operating speed of one teraflop, the whole research cycle simply takes less time. As a result, local researchers will be able to assess the structure of the HIV virus faster and more accurately than in a physical laboratory. The supercomputer can be accessed by local scientists free of charge for testing vaccines and other treatments.

News source: CNN

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