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Aganice, the new supercomputer of the Cosmology group

Published on 18.05.2018

 
The Cosmology and Large Scale Structuregroup of the ICC (https://www.facebook.com/Phys.Cosm/) which is led by ICREA professors Licia Verde and Raul Jimenez, has just completed installation of their newest supercomputer Aganice


It is named in honour of the greek female astronomer, and following the tradition by the group to honour female pioneers in astronomy: our other supercomputer is called Hipatia.


The supercomputer provided by Bull provides nearly 1.000 computing Intel Xeon cores and a shared memory of 12Tb; this provides nearly 10M cpu hours/year of dedicated 100% use to cosmology. It will be used exclusively by the group and will be used to unravel the deepest mysteries of the cosmos by not only simulating the universe or analysing future survey data, but also by developing new ideas about how the cosmos, and nature, work.