Title: Android Super Computer App Date: 2010-09-08 18:33 Author: Michael Category: Android Tags: Economics Slug: android-super-computer-app Status: published
Did you ever wish you had a super computer in your pocket? You know for those debates at the firehouse; “Dude, I guarantee the human genome is completely indexable with the touch of a button, guarantee!”
Thanks to the geniuses at MIT, you could potentially deliver on such a promise. The rbAPPmit has serious muscle behind the funny little green fella.
The new software works in cases where the general form of a problem is known in advance, but not the particulars. For instance, says Phuong Huynh, a postdoc who worked on the project, a computer simulation of fluid flow around an obstacle in a pipe could depend on a single parameter: the radius of the obstacle. But for a given value of the parameter, calculating the fluid flow could take an hour on a supercomputer with 500 processing units. The researchers’ new software can provide a very good approximation of the same calculation in a matter of seconds."
A rather complex video explaining some functionality: Here