Crunching the Big Bang With the Greatest Supercomputer Ever Built (page 2)

Listening to the Skies Part of South Africa's Karoo Array Telescope, or MeerKAT, a project designed to demonstrate the country's capability to host the Square Kilometer Array. The SKA will be the largest telescope ever conceived, and will require untold amounts of computing power - the project will only be possible as exascale computing becomes a reality. SKA Africa/Nadeem OozeerThe future of astronomy is the future of computing A little more than a decade from now, one of the world's great arid plains will become a bustling intersection of high-resolution astronomy and high-powered computing. Scrub land in either South Africa or Australia will host the biggest telescope ever, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), designed to listen to the oldest birth pangs of the universe. And the brains of the operation will likely be the world's most powerful supercomputer. The next generation of major scientific instruments will require a whole new information architecture, both for processing and data transfer an

Crunching the Big Bang With the Greatest Supercomputer Ever Built

Listening to the Skies Part of South Africa's Karoo Array Telescope, or MeerKAT, a project designed to demonstrate the country's capability to host the Square Kilometer Array. The ...

Mon 2 Apr 12 from Popular Science

IBM building most powerful computer in history - which it hopes it will unravel origin of the universe

IBM is researching a computer which will digest twice as much information every day as the entire internet, sifting through radio waves from space in an effort to 'see back' to the Big Bang.

Mon 2 Apr 12 from Daily Mail

IBM to analyze 'big data' from big bang telescope

Planet Earth's next big science project is a telescope so massive it will span a continent, and generate on its own as much data as the entire Internet carries on a regular day. But what do ...

Mon 2 Apr 12 from FOXNews

Future telescope array drives development of exabyte processing

Innovations in modern science and computer technology are strongly linked together, and astronomy has unquestionably benefited from the advances in high-powered computing systems. ...

Mon 2 Apr 12 from Arstechnica

IBM thinks exascale for massive Astron telescope

The sensitive radio telescope, due in 2024, will need processing horsepower that will be on par with several million of today's fastest computers.

Mon 2 Apr 12 from CNET Cutting Edge

Split decision for SKA?

No decision yet on who will host the EUR1.5bn Square Kilometre Array

Thu 5 Apr 12 from Physicsworld Blog

South Africa Vies to Host Super Telescope

The instrument will be 50 times more sensitive than today's most powerful radio telescope

Tue 3 Apr 12 from Voice of America

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM Collaborate to Explore Origins of the Universe

ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and IBM today announced an initial 32.9 million EURO, five-year collaboration to research extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer ...

Tue 3 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

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