We all like to travel for many different reasons such as to see family, friends or going to an event. With more reasons to travel than ever including sports and medical. Did you know some travel to discover new technology? I’m a little outside my comfort zone but find it fascinating to see how technology is moving so quickly! This summer I got the chance visiting world’s supercomputers which got me thinking that if I find this interesting maybe a few of you would too?
Visiting World’s Supercomputers
Supercomputers were first introduced in the 1960’s by Seymour Roger Cray an American electrical engineer and supercomputer architect. Since then the U.S.A have been leading the way with more advanced High-Performance Computing (HPC).
The World’s Top 500 Supercomputers
Today’s leading supercomputers are:
The list of supercomputers is updated twice a year at the ISC in Frankfurt, Germany (https://www.isc-hpc.com/) and also at the SC18 which takes places in November Dallas, Texas – https://sc18.supercomputing.org/
Poruba City of the Future
Poruba a district of Ostrava in the Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic. Lies in the Silesian part, with a history dating back to 1377. The region has been catapulted into the future with one of the world’s supercomputers – Salomon. Currently ranked 139th, the supercomputer is used for five research subjects including modeling for nanotechnologies. One program is creating mathematical and physical models in both basic and applied research for the development of nanoparticle carriers that deliberately transport a drug to a specific place in the human body.
To Reach Czech Republic & Poruba
It is really easy to reach the capital of Prague and from there travel by train or bus to Ostrava then on with a local tram or bus to Poruba.
There is a wide range of accommodation in Ostrava to choose from, including branded hotels to modern student apartments.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my trip visiting world’s supercomputers. As I mentioned, this subject is a little out of my comfort zone but as always if you do have any questions or comments please drop them below and I will do my best to answer them. Happy Travels:) x