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Dinosaurs and computers at Rothesay Academy

S1 pupils from Rothesay Academy were able to see the inner workings of a supercomputer during a demonstration by a team from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.

S1 pupils from Rothesay Academy were able to see the inner workings of a supercomputer during a demonstration by a team from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.

 

S1 pupils from Rothesay Academy have seen two different ages collide - that of prehistoric and current day, resulting in the computer-simulated racing of dinosaurs!

A team from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, a department of the University of Edinburgh which runs the UK national supercomputing service, visited the school last week as part of National Science and Engineering Week to give a talk on high performance computing and the role it plays in the modern world.

High performance computers can simulate what the weather patterns are going to be like and produce weather forecasts for the met office.

We visited Miss Smith’s class on Wednesday morning to see the team in action.

* See next week’s Buteman - on sale from Thursday, March 27, for the full story and more photos.

 

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