A Supercomputer’s Final Mission Will Help Us Understand the Universe

Mira is retiring to make room for the fastest supercomputer in the country — but first, it’s finishing its biggest project yet

The petascale Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Mira, was constructed by IBM for Argonne National Laboratory.
The petascale Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Mira, was constructed by IBM for Argonne National Laboratory. Photo: Argonne National Laboratory/CC BY 2.0