hpc-ch interviewed Lucio Mayer, Professor at the Unversity of Zurich about simulating the birth of a galaxy. For this work his research group used the HPC resources at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Manno and at NASA.
First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way For almost 20 years astrophysicists have been trying to recreate the formation of spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way realistically. Now astrophysicists from the University of Zurich present the world’s first realistic simulation of the formation of our home galaxy together with astronomers from the University […]
The Swiss National Grid Initiative (SwiNG), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technonolgy (KIT) and the Helmholtz Alliance ‘Physics at the Terascale’ organize the GridKa School 2011. GridKa School offers a broad range of topics, which are chosen from the realm of these projects and beyond. The school is hosted by Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of […]
Earlier this year, CSCS hosted a tutorial called “Molecular Dynamics Codes on GPGPUs” — it provided an overview of classical molecular dynamics software, showed some benchmarking results, and gave a hands-on walkthrough using GPU-accelerated MD codes. CSCS published a brief summary of the benchmarking results that were featured in the tutorial. CSCS looked at two […]