Saturday, December 8, 2018

How Large GPU Clusters Aid Understanding of Galaxy Formation

A research team at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Princeton University has been pushing these limits. Led by Brant Robertson, of UC Santa Cruz and NASA Hubble Fellow Evan Schneider, the team has been optimizing its use of NVIDIA GPUs and deep learning tools to accommodate larger calculations. The goal: expand its ability to do more accurate hydrodynamic simulations, and thereby gain a better understanding of how galaxies are formed.