NIGERIA- Philip Emeagwali, also known as Calculus, is a young Nigerian who has received praise for his stunning creation.
Philip, a Black man of Nigerian descent, who was born in 1954 and is nearly 69 years old, was responsible for building the world’s first supercomputer that provided amazing results.
Using computational fluid dynamics, the young man created high-performance computing programs that modeled oil reservoirs. He received the Gordon Bell Prize in 1989.
When he was just 14, he was able to out-calculate his teachers and master mathematics.
Unfortunately, he was forced to leave school due to financial difficulties. In spite of the difficulties, he persevered with his studies.
As a result, he received a general certificate of education from the University of London.
When Philip was 17, he received a full scholarship to Oregon State University, where he majored in mathematics.
As a graduate of George Washington University, he earned two master’s degrees, one in marine engineering and one in civil engineering.
In addition, he holds a Master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland. From the University of Michigan, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in civil engineering.
One of Philip’s most notable achievements was The Connection Machine, which solved one of the most difficult unsolved mathematical puzzles of the time, a 350-year-old packing problem.
First supercomputer in history, Connection Machine used 65,000 parallel-connected computers to create the fastest computer in the world.
With 3.1 billion calculations per second, the machine outperformed the theoretical peak performance of the Cray Supercomputer.
After that, Philip created the Hyperball computer, which could predict long-term trends in global warming.
Developed by Philip, the internet’s current capabilities have their roots in his technology.