Here's a calculator that won't fit in your pocket

An IBM technician in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., checks over ASCI White, the world's fastest supercomputer. Spread over a space equal to several tennis courts, it can make 12 trillion calculations a second and will be used to simulate nuclear weapons tests.

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