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Come watch a supercomputer simulation of a devastating tornado

The storm is made up of nearly 2 billion data points
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tornado simulation

University of Wisconsin-Madison

When Leigh Orf, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, strives to unravel the mysteries of tornado formation, he needs something way bigger than a laptop. Phenomena like the huge, supercell thunderstorms he studies involve such vast amounts of data, only a supercomputer

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