Scientists Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Astronomers from around the world pointed their powerful telescopes towards a supermassive black hole that lies in the center of the Milky Way (nearly 26,000 light years from Earth) and believe they have snapped the first-ever picture of a black hole. … Read more

Supercomputer Helps Understand How Jupiter Evolved

Researchers from ETH Zürich and the Universities of Zürich and Bern simulated different scenarios on the computing power of the GPU-accelerated Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to find out how young giant planets exactly form and evolve. … Read more

Reshaping the Light on Extreme Diameter Telescopes with GPUs

The atmospheric turbulence that distorts the trajectory of lights rays have been a source of frustration for astronomers using huge telescopes. Damien Gratadour, an associate professor at Université Paris Diderot, was at the GPU Technology Conference last month to talk about how … Read more

GPU-Accelerated Model Reveals Details of Nuclear Fission

Scientists from University of Washington, Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have developed a model that provides a detailed look at what happens during the last stages of the fission process. … Read more

Mysterious Radio Burst Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

For the first time, astronomers have tracked down the location of a fast radio burst (FRB), confirming these short but spectacular flashes of radio waves originate in the distant universe. Australian astronomers announced last week that they successfully used Tesla GPUs and CSIRO radio telescopes in … Read more

Exploring Explosive Star Scenarios with 3D Simulations

Stony Brook University researchers are exploring the physics of Type Ia supernovas using the Tesla-accelerated Titan Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It’s been estimated that Type Ia supernovas can be used to calculate distances to within 10 percent accuracy, good enough to … Read more