NASA gets parallel-processing supercomputer

March 30, 2001 | Source: KurzweilAI

NASA Langley Research Center has received the first HAL (Hyper Algorithmic Logic)-15 desktop supercomputer from Star Bridge Systems.

HAL-15 operates 2,000 times faster than a Pentium 800. It replaces traditional central processing units with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), which can reconfigure themselves thousands of times a second, enabling massively parallel processing applications. NASA uses include pattern recognition and atmospheric science analysis.

News tip: Anthony Zidek