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The agency’s two supercomputer sites now have the power to calculate 8.4 petaflops, or quadrillions of calculations per second. Streaming merger.
Roughly one in 75 quadrillion -- that's 15 zeros -- according to data scientists at Allstate.
Sorting through the massive amount of Kepler data by hand is an impossible task for humans—those data contain several quadrillion possible planetary orbits.
The group estimates the U.S could produce at least 500 million dry metric tons of macroalgae per year, which could yield about 2.7 quadrillion thermal units of liquid fuel.
Winning the lottery would be a dream come true, but the chances of winning are minuscule, something like one in 75 quadrillion, according to data scientists.
When the first Grace satellite approached, say, the Greenland ice sheet, which weighs about three quadrillion tons, the craft would presumably respond to the subtle gravitational tug and be pulled slightly forward and away from its trailing partner.
That means that our 1.12 trillion tons of ice could mete out about 4.3 quadrillion glasses of water. --
Well, try to wrap your head around this: One petaflop equals around one quadrillion calculations per second.
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