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Geniuses Wanted: Nasa Challenges Coders to Speed ­p Its Supercomputer

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NASA's Pleiades supercomputer

Improving the FUN3D software program that uses the Fortran coding language first developed in the 1950s would help the Pleiades system run a little faster.

Are you a computer programmer with an eye for aeronautics? Get in touch with NASA. They could use your help.

To improve the performance of Pleiades, one of the world's biggest supercomputers, the agency is crowdsourcing some new ideas about an old coding language.

And if the prestige of NASA isn't enough of a draw, there are cash prizes to be had, totaling up to $55,000.

From The New York Times
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