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June 21, 2010

Supercomputers Seek To ‘Model Humanity’

Omar El Akkad

The rise of high-performance computing – supercomputers able to perform billions of calculations in the blink of an eye – over the past decade has provided academics with one of the most useful tools in the history of organized research. Scientists have used them to measure the movement of atoms and to predict how the global climate will change over the next 100 years. But increasingly, some of the most innovative and important uses of new digital technology are coming from the humanities.

Full story at Globe and Mail