Military
7:42 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Supercomputer Unveiled at Wright-Patterson

"Spirit," the new super computer at Wright-Patt.
"Spirit," the new super computer at Wright-Patt.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is home to a new supercomputer. It’s named “Spirit” after the Air Force’s B-2 Stealth Bomber. It’s the largest supercomputer in the Department of Defense. At $25 million, it’s also the 14th fastest computer in the world. Spirit was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday. It can perform 1500 trillion calculations at a time and will assist in research at the Air Force Research Laboratory. It also will help the DOD perform research for weapons systems. According to a release from the base, supercomputers play a critical role in the field of computational science.