A Team Of UK Engineers Built A Supercomputer Out Of Legos

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Engineers at the University of Southampton in the UK have built a supercomputer using 64 Raspberry Pis, which are minimal $35 hobby computers, and Legos to contain everything all the parts, reports CIO Today.The design was developed by professor Simon Cox with help from his 6-year old son, who had been learning to program on the Raspberry Pi over the summer.

The completed device’s first task was to calculate pi, a standard first task for “newborn” supercomputers.

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