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What’s a fractal?

Just one of the main building blocks of the universe. Known as ‘God’s thumbprint,’ these simple math formulas reveal the intricate recursive patterns found within nature, yet still remain one of science’s best-kept secrets. Follow along as we explore the contours, curiosities and creator of this beautiful wonder of the computer age.

"A fractal is a way of seeing infinity." —Benoit B. Mandelbrot

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When it comes to computers, speed is everything. IBMer Catherine Crawford was part of the team that created the IBM Roadrunner supercomputer that performed more than 1,000 trillion operations per second. It would take the entire population of Earth 46 years to complete the task that the Roadrunner completed in one day.

When it comes to computers, speed is everything. IBMer Catherine Crawford was part of the team that created the IBM Roadrunner supercomputer that performed more than 1,000 trillion operations per second. It would take the entire population of Earth 46 years to complete the task that the Roadrunner completed in one day.






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