How is a cake like supercomputing?

When baking a cake, gathering the ingredients and then measuring the ingredients has to happen one after the other. However, heating the oven and mixing the ingredients can happen in parallel. As can cooling the cake and mixing the icing.

Supercomputers are not fast processors, they are many processors working in parallel. At the frontline of processing, supercomputers are used to work on bigger problems, get faster answers, process more scenarios and handle large volumes of data.

Magnus is a petascale supercomputer in Perth currently hosting high-end supercomputing projects across the entire range of scientific fields supported by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.

To visit Magnus and learn more about the power of supercomputing, you can book a tour.

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