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Primeur weekly 2012-08-13

Exascale supercomputing

Department of Energy awards $62 million in contracts to accelerate development of 'extreme scale' supercomputers ...

The Cloud

DreamWorks Animation drives innovation with HP Cloud Services ...

DDN and Alliance Technology Group enable data-intensive intelligence & surveillance organisations to economically harness the power of Big Data and Cloud collaboration ...

Applied Math Modeling releases Cloud-based, next-generation data centre design software ...

EuroFlash

Altair RADIOSS structural solver achieves unmatched performance using NVIDIA GPUs ...

UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment selects Rogue Wave's ThreadSpotter ...

Future Internet PPP - Information Day on Call 2, Objectives 1.8 & 1.9 ...

What makes Paris look like Paris? Carnegie Mellon software finds stylistic core ...

USFlash

UC San Diego team aims to broaden researcher access to protein simulation ...

UC San Diego and Yale awarded collaborative NSF grant for Neuroscience Gateway ...

GPU acceleration of top genomics application with OpenACC promises to help speed delivery of life-saving drugs ...

DataDirect Networks debuts comprehensive management suite to simplify Big Data infrastructure scale up and scale out ...

DataDirect Networks announces rapid uptake of award-winning SFA technology across Australia's research computing community ...

EMC DLm8000 first mainframe virtual tape library to deliver synchronous replication ...

Swinburne to unveil the hidden universe ...

AMD launches first-ever AMD FirePro APU providing a powerful integrated visual computing platform for CAD and media and entertainment work flows ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results ...

Dell helps to power NASA's latest mission to Mars ...

Large private donation launches Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University ...

Computer models calculate systems-wide costs of gene expression ...

XSEDE brings in NCSA's Alan Craig as Digital Humanities Specialist ...

Swinburne to unveil the hidden universe

6 Aug 2012 Swinburne - A 3D simulation of the evolution of the Universe is being produced as a giant-screen film in a unique partnership between Swinburne University of Technology and December Media.Swinburne's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) is using the university's "Green Machine" supercomputer to turn new data into a 3D simulation. Meanwhile, December Media producer Stephen Amezdroz will shoot live action scenes in some of the highest, driest and remotest places on the planet.

Russell Scott of Swinburne 3D Astronomy Productions at the CAS will direct the film.

"This is a big bold venture by our 3D Astronomy Productions team that showcases Swinburne's ability to undertake ground-breaking work in collaboration with external partners", CAS Director Professor Warrick Couch stated. "It is a very exciting step forward in linking us to a wider, global community and exciting them about their place in the Universe."

The $8.6 million film supported by Film Victoria will be distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films, the world's largest distributor of IMAX films.

"We're making a film about what lies within the gaze of the new generation of telescopes", Mr Amezdroz stated. "Hidden Universe will reveal as never before the incredible links between our own nature and the rest of the Universe and the possibility of life on other planets - giving audiences a dramatic new view of the cosmos."

With production taking place in July and August in Chile and Australia, the Australia-based filmmakers will employ computer-generated imagery, remastered telescopic images and cutting edge new data to create simulations of the cosmos and its beginnings.

From imagery obtained from telescopes such as Hubble, the VLT (Very Large Telescope) and ALMA Telescope in Chile, they will create 3D giant-screen images of celestial structures such as the Whirlpool Galaxy, Crab Nebula and many others. The film will also visualise for audiences what telescopes 'see' in multi-wavelength revealing previously unseen forms such as pulsars and stellar nurseries.

Hidden Universe is due for release in 2013.
Source: Swinburne University of Technology

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-08-13

Exascale supercomputing

Department of Energy awards $62 million in contracts to accelerate development of 'extreme scale' supercomputers ...

The Cloud

DreamWorks Animation drives innovation with HP Cloud Services ...

DDN and Alliance Technology Group enable data-intensive intelligence & surveillance organisations to economically harness the power of Big Data and Cloud collaboration ...

Applied Math Modeling releases Cloud-based, next-generation data centre design software ...

EuroFlash

Altair RADIOSS structural solver achieves unmatched performance using NVIDIA GPUs ...

UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment selects Rogue Wave's ThreadSpotter ...

Future Internet PPP - Information Day on Call 2, Objectives 1.8 & 1.9 ...

What makes Paris look like Paris? Carnegie Mellon software finds stylistic core ...

USFlash

UC San Diego team aims to broaden researcher access to protein simulation ...

UC San Diego and Yale awarded collaborative NSF grant for Neuroscience Gateway ...

GPU acceleration of top genomics application with OpenACC promises to help speed delivery of life-saving drugs ...

DataDirect Networks debuts comprehensive management suite to simplify Big Data infrastructure scale up and scale out ...

DataDirect Networks announces rapid uptake of award-winning SFA technology across Australia's research computing community ...

EMC DLm8000 first mainframe virtual tape library to deliver synchronous replication ...

Swinburne to unveil the hidden universe ...

AMD launches first-ever AMD FirePro APU providing a powerful integrated visual computing platform for CAD and media and entertainment work flows ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results ...

Dell helps to power NASA's latest mission to Mars ...

Large private donation launches Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University ...

Computer models calculate systems-wide costs of gene expression ...

XSEDE brings in NCSA's Alan Craig as Digital Humanities Specialist ...