Meet the high school dropout who invented the world’s first supercomputer

Meet the high school dropout who invented the world’s first supercomputer

- A Black man named Philip Emeagwali was the brain behind the world's first supercomputer known as The Connection Machine

- Philip developed the Connection Machine after being able to solve a 350-year-old packing problem that was crucial in a supercomputer's programme

- Philip's Connection Machine became the world's very first supercomputer that utilized 65,000 computers linked in parallel

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Philip Emeagwali, a Black man from Nigerian descent, who was born in 1954 and is nearly 66 years old, was responsible for building the world's first supercomputer that provided amazing results.

According to a report by blackhistory.com, Philip's intentioned was termed as The Connection Machine which happened in 1989 after he got a brainwave to develop a programme that solved a 350-year-old packing problem with similar systems.

The packing problem was, at the time, considered to be one of the greatest unsolved mathematics problems.

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Meet the high school dropout who invented the world’s first supercomputer

Philip, the Black man who made the world's first supercomputer Source: espact.com, computerhope.com
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Philip's Connection Machine became the world's very first supercomputer that utilized 65,000 computers linked in parallel to form the fastest computer on earth.

It was able to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second, which was faster than the theoretical top speed of the now-popular, Cray Supercomputer.

The brilliant Black man who is also known by his schoolmates as 'Calculus' won the Gordon Bell Prize in 1989 for developing high-performance computing applications that used computational fluid dynamics for oil-reservoir modelling.

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In a separate report, the Chief Executive Officer of the famous Adinkra pastries that are hawked on many streets of Accra and Kumasi is Barimah Osei Mensah.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Risingafrica.com, Mensah was previously a banker at the Bank of American with an MBA he obtained from the University of Texas.

It is reported that everything was going on well with his work until one day when he decided to take a bold step to quit and return to Ghana.

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