“Divine knowledge? Possibly, but divine computing power that is for sure! If you love computers and architecture, you have to check this out.”
– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data
There’s a lot of high-powered computing going on these days, but we are willing to wager none is at a higher power than the number crunching taking place at Torre Girona Chapel at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. From the outside, Torre Girona Chapel looks like any one of the thousands of old churches located throughout Spain, with a large cross mounted on the roof and a rose window perched above the entrance. Inside is where the real excitement is going on. A shockingly beautiful supercomputer resides inside of the innocent looking chapel that has a peak computing capacity of 11 thousand trillion operations per second (11.15 petaflops)!
Heralded as the “Most beautiful data center in the world,” the MareNostrum supercomputer came online in 2005. It is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and is super beautiful to see.
Learn more about this modern-day marvel of divine computing in this article from Motherboard.