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#Supercomputing… from #Space
The Cibola Flight Experiment (CFE) is an experimental small satellite that was designed to prove that off-the-shelf computer processors can be used for supercomputing in space. The processors, also called field-programmable gate arrays, can be reconfigured while the satellite is in orbit, enabling researchers to modify them for a variety of tasks like studying lightning, disturbances in the ionosphere, and radio-frequency sources. The CFE #satellite was launched on March 8, 2007, in low-earth orbit, and has operated successfully since its deployment. In this 2006 photo, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Daniel Seitz works on preparing the CFE satellite. Photo by LeRoy Sanchez, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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