The National Science Foundation is highlighting some of the research advances that have been made possible because of supercomputing.  From better prediction of earthquakes to describing the minute details of proteins, supercomputers are enabling researchers to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

“Science is now investing in these super computers, and they are where many new scientific discoveries are being made,” said Michael Wiltberger, who studies space weather at the high altitude observatory of the National Science Foundation.  “These computers are moving science out of the ivory tower and out into the real world, where it can have a direct impact on peoples’ lives.”

Read more at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127385&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click.