Philip Emeagwali: Supercomputing

Philip Emeagwali’s fascination with the natural world helped him create a supercomputer.

He realised how efficient bees were in building honeycombs in the hive, and used these ideas to create a supercomputer which was reportedly able to do over 3 billion calculations per second.

His computers are used to predict the weather and the effects of global warming.


Science: Find out about bees and how they have inspired not only supercomputers but other ideas in our world (just search for bees in cs4fn!).

This work was supported by the Institute of Coding, which is supported by the Office for Students (OfS).