COSMOS Team Achieves 100x Speedup on Cosmology Code

Aug 24, 2015 |

One of the most popular sessions at the Intel Developer Forum last week in San Francisco, and certainly one of the most exciting from an HPC perspective, brought together two of the world’s foremost experts in parallel programming to discuss current state-of-the-art methods for leveraging parallelism on processors and coprocessors. The speakers, Intel’s Jim Jeffers and Read more…

Intel® Omni-Path Architecture and a Flat Universe

Aug 3, 2015 |

Our Earth may be round, but the universe appears to be relatively flat. At least that’s the word from the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, home of the COSMOS supercomputer. As you might expect, arriving at these cosmic conclusions requires massive amounts of computing power. The COSMOS supercomputer was Read more…

Mega-Simulations Resolve Starburst Puzzle

May 19, 2014 |

Astrophysicists at the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research) have achieved a major breakthrough. Thanks to a set of highly precise supercomputer simulations, the scientists have a much keener understanding of the turbulence that is generated when two galaxies collide. The study used Read more…

Simulation Details 13.8 Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

May 7, 2014 |

Astrophysicists and cosmologists have come up with a new time-lapse simulation of the universe’s evolution that is the most comprehensive and detailed yet. The Illustris simulation, as it’s called, spans 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution and follows thousands of galaxies taking into account gravity, hydrodynamics, cooling, the course of stellar population and other complex Read more…

Advanced Visualization Lab Turns Science into Cinema

Jan 25, 2011 |

NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab transforms the mysteries of the cosmos into eye-popping cinema.

The Week in Review

Aug 12, 2010 |

COSMOS Consortium selects an SGI Altix UV supercomputer to support high-end workloads; and Verari rebrand announced. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

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