The New Supercomputer Behind the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

“Sierra” was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet. And while most of its peers use their power for climate simulations, astrophysics and other civilian work, Sierra is purpose-built for an entirely different mission: nuclear weapons. Verge Science took a tour of this massive system, and found out why the U.S. builds supercomputers to support its nuclear arsenal.

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