University of Arizona speeds up research with new supercomputer

superThe University of Arizona has a new supercomputer that can help it answer some of the toughest questions when it comes to scientific research. From the outside, the device doesn’t look like anything special. It’s about the size of three refrigerators stacked side by side, and emits a sound akin to a bullhorn. But beyond the blinking lights are processors working hard to get information in the blink of an eye.

“The purpose of El Gato is to do simulations of astrophysical phenomena, the formation of galaxies, turbulence in gas inside the Milky Way, gas orbiting around super massive black holes in the center of the galaxy- things like that,” Robertson told Fox News.  More

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