Ouliang Chang floated his lunar supercomputer idea a few weeks ago at a space conference in Pasadena, California. The plan is to bury a massive machine in a deep dark crater, on the side of the moon that’s facing away from Earth and all of its electromagnetic chatter. Nuclear-powered, it would process data for space missions and slingshot Earth’s Deep Space Network into a brand new moon-centric era.
via Why We Need a Supercomputer on the Moon | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com.
Clearly, the business of dreaming up supercomputers in space is not for those who think small.