TACC Ranger to Reconstruct the Reionization Era

Michael L. Norman, distinguished professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego and director of the Laboratory for Computational Astrophysics is one of the biggest users of CPU cycles on the planet. And when his simulation is completed on the Sun-powered TACC Ranger supercomputer this summer, it will be the largest cosmological calculation ever done:
“It wasn’t until the advent of Ranger, however, that it became possible to add the radiative transfer equations to ENZO, Norman insisted. “It’s a very computationally intensive piece of physics that really requires Ranger’s computer power to do.” Full Story

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