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Visualising an exploding supernova

Source:  Argonne National Laboratory

Visualising an exploding supernova

Visualisation of an exploding supernova - continued from the previous picture.

The explosion itself is over in less than 5 seconds, but the supercomputer uses more than 160,000 processors, and expends 22 million computational hours, simulating it.

 

Physicists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago have used the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer to model the extreme physics of a supernova explosion.
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