The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

Five-day forecast

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi61° Breezy

Tonight

Lo39° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi65° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo42° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi66° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo47° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi68° Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo45° Chance Showers

Tuesday

Hi62° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

The surprising next threat: renewable energy

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — In a sprawling complex of laboratories and futuristic gadgets in Golden, Colo., a supercomputer named Peregrine does a quadrillion calculations per second to help scientists figure out how to keep the lights on.

Peregrine was turned on earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Energy. It has the world’s largest “petascale” computing capability. It is the size of a Mack truck.

View my optionsorSign in