For revenge, Archimedes devised a fiendish computational problem that involved truly immense numbers.
No human could ever do this, for in these purely computational matters, machines are vastly superior to us, and always will be.
Distributed computing makes enormous computational problems affordable to solve.
In some twentieth-century science fiction visions of the future, humans created friendly robot sidekicks with data storage capacity and computational speed the human brain lacked.
Think of how a few thousand years of human civilization got us to a certain amount of computational power.