[Beowulf] Simulating the Universe with a zBox
eugen at leitl.org
Sat Jan 29 13:33:08 PST 2005
Posted by: michael, on 2005-01-29 19:32:00
from the simgalaxy dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Scientists at the University of Zurich
predict that our galaxy is filled with a quadrillion clouds of dark
matter with the mass of the Earth and size of the solar system. The
results in this weeks journal Nature, also covered in Astronomy
magazine, were made using a six month calculation on hundreds of
processors of a self-built supercomputer, the zBox. This novel
machine is a high density cube of processors cooled by a central
airflow system. I like the initial back of an envelope design.
Apparently, one of these ghostly dark matter haloes passes through the
solar system every few thousand years leaving a trail of high energy
gamma ray photons."
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