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How much computing power does it take to model TerraPower’s mini-reactor? A cluster of “1,024 Xeon core processors assembled on 128 blade servers,” according to the startup which counts Bill Gates among its most prominent backers and is negotiating with Toshiba to team on small scale nuclear plants. It’s not the first time organizations are bringing HPC to bear on helping reshape electrical grids, nor will it be the last.