Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-01-16

Hardware

Adrian Giordani reports on progress in quantum computing and carbon nanotubes in Scientific Computing World. But he finds their commercial application still lies some way in the future. Read further...

Applications

Katie Elyce Jones reports in Symmetry Magazine how next-generation telescopic surveys will work hand-in-hand with supercomputers to study the nature of dark energy. Argonne National Laboratory researchers use a cosmology code, called HACC, on supercomputers to simulate the structure and evolution of the universe. "Supercomputers have become extremely valuable for studying dark energy because - unlike dark matter, which scientists might be able to create in particle accelerators - dark energy can only be observed at the galactic scale", Jones writes. Read further...