• Question: What's the fanciest piece of kit you've used? ("I use fancy computers" - from "My Work"

    Asked by Xx-B0B_R0SS-xX to Nicholas on 15 Mar 2017.
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      Nicholas Younger answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      Erm, well I use this awesome computer called Eddie to analyse my data, which is about 300 terabytes. The last analysis I did needed 6500 Gb of RAM and only took 2 days, for comparison the most powerful Apple laptop you can buy has about 12Gb of RAM and would take about 50 years to analyse the same amount of data. So that’s cool.

      Also a STORM microscope, which lets you watch individual molecules interact.