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Title: Supercomputing Sheds Light on the Dark Universe

At Argonne National Laboratory, scientists are using supercomputers to shed light on one of the great mysteries in science today, the Dark Universe. With Mira, a petascale supercomputer at the Argonnemore » Leadership Computing Facility, a team led by physicists Salman Habib and Katrin Heitmann will run the largest, most complex simulation of the universe ever attempted. By contrasting the results from Mira with state-of-the-art telescope surveys, the scientists hope to gain new insights into the distribution of matter in the universe, advancing future investigations of dark energy and dark matter into a new realm. The team's research was named a finalist for the 2012 Gordon Bell Prize, an award recognizing outstanding achievement in high-performance computing.« less
Title: Supercomputing Sheds Light on the Dark Universe
Publication Date: 2012-11-15
OSTI Identifier: 1082476
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; supercomputer ; physics ; dark ; matter ; universe ; energy
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:03:42
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27