Overheard: Word of the Day

Mar 5 2010   1:46PM GMT

Overheard talking about Blue Gene

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“The Blue Gene supercomputers are an outstanding example of our investment in nuclear security providing the tools to tackle broader national challenges. This machine, which was originally developed to ensure the safety and reliability of our nuclear stockpile without testing, has led to amazing advances in science and discovery.”

NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino, Blue Gene Named Medal of Technology and Innovation Award Winner

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Blue Gene.

From IBM:

President Obama recognized IBM and its Blue Gene family of supercomputers with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the country’s most prestigious award given to leading innovators for technological achievement…

…Blue Gene systems have helped map the human genome, investigated medical therapies, safeguarded nuclear arsenals, simulated radioactive decay, replicated brain power, flown airplanes, pinpointed tumors, predicted climate trends, and identified fossil fuels – all without the time and money that would have been required to physically complete these tasks.

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