Category Archives: GPU’s

Exploring the dark universe with supercomputers: article in symmetry magazine

The other day, I accidentally came across the on-line magazine symmetry (yes, it’s lower case!) which posts articles in the fields of particle physics and related topics, such as dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos, all written for the educated layperson.  I was … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – Day Five Morning, December 13 2013

The last day, Day Five, of Astroinformatics 2013, hosted  by CSIRO, is now underway. In this successful meeting, we have been discussing advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy. You can see the agenda … Continue reading

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Visualizing Astronomical Data with Blender

Mining the science content of modern, complex astronomy data sets requires the development of new approaches to visualization, and accordingly many groups have begun to investigate new visualization tool and technologies. Brian Kent of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) … Continue reading

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Cosmological Calculations with GPUs

A while ago, I wrote a series of posts on how astronomers are learning to use GPUs  in astronomy: The Use of Graphical Processing Units (GPU’s) In Astronomy, GPU’s in Astronomy: Critical Decisions for Early Adopters, GPU’s vs. CPU’s: Apples vs. Oranges?. I hope … Continue reading

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STScI’s Engineering and Technology Colloquia Series Webcasts

Last week, I wrote a post about Michelle Borkin’s presentation on Astronomical Medicine and Beyond, part of the Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STScI) Engineering and Technology Colloquia Series. STScI archives and posts on-line all the presentations in this series. The … Continue reading

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Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI

This annual, international software conference was held in Paris, France, from November 6 through 11, and was attended by roughly 300 people. This year’s topics were: GPUs in Astronomy and Beyond Cloud Computing and Virtualization Statistical Data Analysis and Knowledge … Continue reading

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The “Innovations in Data Intensive Astronomy” Workshop

This week, I attended the “Innovations in Data Intensive Astronomy” Workshop, hosted by NRAO at Green Bank, West Virginia.  The workshop aimed to “.. encourage new ideas for the effective processing, analysis, and interpretation of Tera- to Peta-scale data sets … Continue reading

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