© Dr. Steve Rapp

IBM Calculations

nPossibly the
largest single calculation was accomplished by physicists at
IBM in 1995. They solved one million trillion mathematical problems by
continuously running 448 computers for two years. Their analysis
demonstrated the existence of a previously hypothetical subatomic
particle called a glueball. Japan, Italy, and the United States
are collaborating to develop new supercomputers that will run
these calculations one hundred times faster.