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Project StarGate @ SC09

by on November 23, 2009

argonne-stargate-sc09The San Diego Supercomputer Center drew a standing-room only crowd when they fired up their connection to the Eureka visualization cluster at Argonne to stream the massive visualization of the universe to the show floor.

This visualization of the Universe as it condenses around fluctuations in the density of dark and ordinary matter is a result from a collaboration between Argonne National Laboratory and the San Diego Supercomputer Center/University of California, San Diego. In a demonstration at SC09 visualizations of a 4096^3 data volume was streamed from Eureka, the graphics cluster at Argonne, over ESnet, filing a 10Gb/s network link, to an OptiPortal in the SDSC booth on the exhibit floor.

You can read an audience account of the event at InsideHPC, and technical details at the Argonne website.

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