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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.