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Sep 25, 2012

DOE Supercomputer Peers Into the Soul of the Universe


HPCwire

The concept of dark matter and dark energy has flummoxed physicists since it was discovered that the rate at which the universe expands is growing. To this day, dark matter and energy represent a significant challenge to physicists’ understanding of the universe. With the help of Mira, an IBM...

Sep 25, 2012

Meet Mira, the Supercomputer That Makes Universes


Yahoo! Finance
Sep 25, 2012

Meet Mira, the Supercomputer That Makes Universes


the Atlantic

Cosmology is the most ambitious of sciences. Its goal, plainly stated, is to describe the origin, evolution, and structure of the entire universe, a universe that is as enormous as it is ancient. Surprisingly, figuring out what the universe used to look like is the easy part of cosmology. If you...

Sep 12, 2012

At 100 Gbps, ESnet Puts Network Research on Fast Track


HPCwire
Sep 12, 2012

Where does dark energy come from? New simulation could reveal origins.


Christian Science Monitor

Scientists would love to be able to rewind the universe and watch what happened from the start. Since that's not possible, researchers must create their own mini-universes inside computers and unleash the laws of physics on them, to study their evolution.

Now researchers are planning the...

Sep 11, 2012

Supercomputer to re-create universe from the start


MSNBC

Scientists would love to be able to rewind the universe and watch what happened from the start. Since that's not possible, researchers must create their own mini-universes inside computers and unleash...

Sep 11, 2012

Supercomputer Recreates Universe From Big Bang to Today


SPACE.com
Aug 1, 2012

Argonnites Prep Mira Supercomputer for Petascale Duties


HPCwire

Argonne National Laboratory is home to Mira, currently the third fastest system on TOP500 list. The 48-rack IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer runs on 768,000 cores and cranks out more than 8 Linpack petaflops. While Mira is not fully operational yet, applications are already being optimized to run...

Jul 31, 2012

National Lab Replaces Supercomputer With Newer, Faster Model


Information Week

Argonne National Laboratory is taking applications from scientists that want to use its new Mira supercomputer, recently ranked the third fastest in the world, to solve large, complex problems.

With 768,000 core processors Mira operates at more than 8 petaflops, putting it near the top of...

Jul 16, 2012

U.S. regains supercomputer lead


Computerworld

The U.S. is once again home to the world's most powerful supercomputer, rebounding after it was knocked out of the top spot by China two years ago and...

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