JUQUEEN is the fastest supercomputer in Europe. It can make five trillion calculations per second. This incredible speed opens up new possibilities for computing intensive large-scale projects.
Ever wondered how fast contaminants spread in groundwater? The supercomputer has the answer. In this simulation, the yellow pollutant is clearly visible. It runs through the groundwater that feeds the three standpipes, which are blue in the simulation.
Supercomputers can also simulate how fast the billions of neurons in our brains exchange information. And this could shed more light on diseases like Parkinson's or dementia.
Events like the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca draw large crowds, which can be deadly because of possible stampedes. But computer simulations can quickly predict how to move the masses and anticipate dangerous situations before they can happen.
What happens inside a gas stream? Ask a supercomputer. Such computations have many practical benefits. For example, they could help lead to the development of more efficient engines.
When a laser pulse passes through the surface of a solid, it produces an electron cloud. A supercomputer can diagram such processes, a valuable tool in a number of sciences from materials research to atomic theory.
Under what conditions do protein molecules arise from inanimate matter? And what do these protein molecules do to the body? A supercomputer's simulations can help us understand the properties of cell membranes - one of the very building blocks of life.
Quarks are the building blocks of protons and neutrons. To examine such minuscule particles, scientists turn to supercomputers. The machines can examine the properties of quarks and predict their occurrence.
JUQUEEN is the fifth-fastest "supercomputer" in the world. This amazing machine, located in Germany, can serve a number of functions, from testing environmental hypotheses to preciting traffic.