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Space Supercomputing Science

First Full Observable-Universe Simulation 95

Posted by timothy
from the not-counting-the-big-blue-room dept.
First time accepted submitter slashmatteo writes "The goal of the DEUS project (Dark Energy Universe Simulation) is to investigate the imprints of dark energy on cosmic structure formation through high-performance numerical simulations. In order to do so, the project has conducted a simulation of the structuring of the entire observable universe, from the Big Bang to the present day. Thanks to the Curie super-computer, the simulation has made it possible to follow the evolution of 550 billion particles. Two other complementary runs are scheduled by the end of May. More details in the press release."
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First Full Observable-Universe Simulation

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  • Nice Machine (Score:5, Interesting)

    by kramulous (977841) on Monday April 23, 2012 @02:04AM (#39768023)

    Interesting to note that they didn't bother with too many gpu nodes. Reflects what we see with our users despite the abundance of marketing material from Nvidia.

    5040 'standard' compute nodes: dual E5-2680 processors; 64GB RAM
    360 'bulk' compute nodes: quad EX-X7560; 128GB RAM
    144 GPU nodes: dual M2050

    Another 90 'super' nodes on order: 128core, 512GB RAM

    Cores: 103,680
    GPUs: 288

    Almost token GPU offering. These guys must do real work on it.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming