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Pleidades supercomputer calulates most accurate simulation of evolving universe

After 18 days and millions of computer hours of processing data over more than 160.000 processors, we now have what  NASA Scientists and other scientists around the world  consider to be the most accurate and detailed simulation of  the evolving universe to date, giving physicists and astronomers a powerful tool for studying the cosmos.

 

The Bolshoi simulation code is designed to model the distribution of dark matter across a span of one billion light years. Dark matter comprises 22% of the universe. This matter, different from atoms, does not emit or absorb light, and is invisible… Continue reading

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