A researcher will use supercomputers to power through almost 3000 years worth of calculations in one year.
Professor Richard Sandberg, a University of Melbourne aircraft engine expert, has secured the use of Swiss and US supercomputers to do the calculations needed to complete his research. In collaboration with General Electric, Sandberg is examining the effects turbulence has on aircraft engine efficiency. He hopes this will help create greener and cleaner methods of air travel.
Highlighting the need for researchers, teachers and students to have some grasp of computational thinking and big data strategies.