Cool Black History Facts: Philip Emeagwali and the Internet

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Philip Emeagwali (born in Nigeria) “A Father of the Internet” He developed the world’s fastest computer of the time in 1989. The computation at 3.1 billion calculations per second increasing the speed of a massively parallel computer to as much as 1,000 times faster than a main frame computer and 1,000,000 times faster than a personal computer.26 -Problems once thought unsolvable were able to be solved. -His computer solved one of the United Stated 20 most difficult computing problems. His computer can aid in forecasting the weather, predicting global warming, and extracting oil more productively.

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