WVLT-TV: Imagine your computer working 18,000 times faster. This guy doesn’t have to.

WVLT-TV recently interviewed Jeremy Smith, Governor’s Chair in molecular biophysics, about the advancement in research thanks to supercomputing power. Smith uses Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar, currently the third fastest supercomputer in the world but it’s being overhauled to be even faster. ” By screening millions of drugs with millions of proteins, we hope we’ll save them a lot of time that they would have spent doing expensive experimental testing,” said Smith of the benefits of supercomputing speed. “We’ll not only be able to find out possible targets for these molecules, but all the side effects as well, and in a personalized way.”