IBM supercomputer to analyze big bang

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IBM supercomputer to analyze big bang

A supercomputer designed to handle explosions of data on Earth will be looking at data from the biggest explosion of all – the Big Bang that created the universe billions of years ago. IBM’s Blue Gene/L supercomputer will tackle a “scientific grand challenge” by helping astronomers “examine the beginnings of the earliest stars and galaxies after the formation of the universe,” said IBM engineering and technology services spokesperson Cary Ziter.

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