August 1, 2017
A Chinese supercomputer has created the largest ever digital version of the cosmos.
Sunway TaihuLight, the world’s fastest computer, has modelled the birth and early expansion of the universe using 10 trillion digital particles, a new report claims.
The supercomputer modelled these particles interacting with one another using quadrillions of calculations per second to model the cosmos.
According to the South China Morning Post, the machine simulated the cosmos by breaking it’s mass down into trillions of particles.
It used 10 million CPU cores to create its version of the universe – known as N-body simulation.
The work was completed by the National Supercomputer Centre in Wuxi, and involved computer scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:02 am