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News about the man who invented the fastest computer(Dr. Philip Emegwali)



Dr. Philip Emeagwali, who has been called the "Bill Gates of Africa," was born in Nigeria in 1954. He dropped out of school at age 14, but his father continued to teach him. He studied hard and eventually received a scholarship to Oregon State University, where he obtained a BS in mathematics. He also earned three other degrees: a Ph.D. in scientific computing from the University of Michigan and two master's degrees from George Washington University. He received acclaim based on his study of nature, specifically bees, and emulated the bees' honeycomb construction to invent the world's fastest computer, which performs computations at 3.1 billion calculations per second.


His computers are used to forecast the weather and predict the likelihood and effects of future global warming. He also has won the Gordon Bell Prize, the Nobel Prize for computation.

Due to this man's invention, he is now known to the world.


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