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Illuminating the Dark Universe

This image shows a large simulation of the distribution of matter in the Universe, the so-called cosmic web, which evolved under the influence of dark energy.

 

The orange and white structures depict matter concentrations, where galaxies and clusters of galaxies are forming. The simulation was run with 1.1 trillion particles on Mira, the Blue Gene/Q system at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, using HAAC, a new simulation framework developed to overcome the challenges posed by future supercomputing architectures.

 

Researchers:

Visualization:

Mark Hereld, Joseph A. Insley, Michael E. Papka, Thomas Uram

and Venkatram Vishwanath (Argonne)

 

Science:

Hal Finkel, Nicholas Frontiere, Salman Habib, Katrin Heitmann,

Kalyan Kumaran, Vitali Morozov, Tom Peterka, Adrian Pope, Tim Williams (Argonne)

 

David Daniel, Patricia Fasel (Los Alamos)

 

Zarija Lukic (Lawrence Berkeley)

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Taken on October 5, 2010