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New Supercomputer Named For Pioneer Codebreaker

A new Air Force supercomputer is named in honor of an Ohio man who was instrumental in cracking Nazi codes during World War II.

DAYTON, Ohio
A new Air Force supercomputer is named in honor of an Ohio man who was instrumental in cracking Nazi codes during World War II.

The $2.2 million machine to be used by researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton is called the “Desch.“ It will turn large amounts of radar surveillance data into three-dimensional video images that can observe an entire city and focus in close - on an individual lighting a cigarette, for example.

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