Iran Unveils Its Strongest Domestic Supercomputer

Iran Unveils Its Strongest Domestic Supercomputer

The Simorgh supercomputer, named after a mythical Persian bird, was developed by Iranian engineers.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • According to its developers, the supercomputer will offer large-scale data analysis services for a variety of state-run and private scientific research.
  • Among other things, it will be used in analyzing artificial intelligence, crunching traffic and weather data, and image processing.
  • Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) said that work on the next supercomputer has already started, and it will be named Maryam, after the late world-class Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani.
  • Mirzakhani was honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics, in 2014, becoming the first woman and the first Iranian to receive it.

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