‘Next Generation’ Universe Simulation Is Most Advanced Yet

February 5, 2018

The research group that gave us the most detailed time-lapse simulation of the universe’s evolution in 2014, spanning 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution, is back in the spotlight with an even more advanced cosmological model that is providing new insights into how black holes influence the distribution of dark matter, how heavy elements are produced and distributed, and where magnetic fields originate. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SC17 Keynote – HPC Powers SKA Efforts to Peer Deep into the Cosmos

November 17, 2017

This week’s SC17 keynote – Life, the Universe and Computing: The Story of the SKA Telescope – was a powerful pitch for the potential of Big Science projects that also showcased the foundational role of high performance computing in modern science. It was also visually stunning. Read more…

By John Russell

AI Speeds Astrophysics Image Analysis by 10,000x

September 3, 2017

Since their earliest days, humans have gazed with wonder upon the firmaments and sought to understand the secrets of the heavenly canopy. In the late 20th centu Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Gravitational Waves Detected! Historic LIGO Success Strikes Chord with Larry Smarr

February 12, 2016

By now you’ve likely heard that scientists reported detecting the long-sought gravitational waves; this is roughly a 100 years since their prediction by Einst Read more…

By John Russell

Simulated Universe Sheds Light on Dark Matter

January 6, 2015

While philosophers debate whether our universe, and all of us in it, may exist solely within a giant computer simulation, scientists at Durham University turned Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

Simulations Reveal More About Oldest Known Star

July 23, 2014

Thanks to the power of supercomputing, scientists from the Universities of Göttingen and Copenhagen now have a better understanding of one of the most ancient Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

3D Simulations Raise Bar for Astrophysics

July 3, 2014

For those outside the HPC/science realm who question why there need to be ever-more powerful supercomputers, one need only look at the amazing breakthroughs tha Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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 ach Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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