|This visualization, part of a 1.1-trillion-particle simulation run on Argonne’s supercomputer |
Mira, shows the complexity of cosmological structure formation.
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The primary lens through which scientists look at the night sky is no longer only a telescope—it's also a supercomputer. The new and coming generations of supercomputers will finally be capable of modeling the universe in the detail and volume required by astronomical surveys of the sky that are now underway, or soon will be.
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