Chinese supercomputer has created the largest model of the universe
World's most powerful supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight was launched in China last summer. Entering it into operation, Chinese experts have bypassed developers from other countries, but because of its computing power scientists regularly achieve great achievements. One of the latest - the creation of the world's largest virtual model of the universe.
Not so long ago, scientists from Zurich also created its own model of the universe with its own supercomputer. It took them about 80 hours, but the Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight coped with the task in just one hour, and its scope of the project was five times more than in the experiment of European scientists.
To simulate the Sunway used 10 million cores, each running at higher speeds - so the Chinese scientists were able to speed up the ongoing evaluation. Simulating the universe, researchers divide it into a plurality of particles interacting with each other. And the longer these particles, the more you can play and predict the evolution of the universe. In the 70s scientists could be modeled around 1000 particles immediately supercomputers allow you to create a model in which the number of particles that reach a trillion, but Sunway TaihuLight surpassed this result.
Despite the fact that Sunway TaihuLight became the fastest supercomputer in the world, Chinese developers do not stop progress and is planned by 2019 to create a new supercomputer, which will be more powerful TaihuLight 10 times.