Research report 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Hannover)

Searching gravitational waves with one of the world's fastest super computers

Authors
Fehrmann, Henning; Aulbert, Carsten
Departments

Experimentelle Relativität und Kosmologie (Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen)
MPI für Gravitationsphysik, Teilinstitut Hannover, Hannover

Summary
In May 2008, the cluster „Atlas“ was inaugurated at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover and is now by far the largest computing cluster for the gravitational wave community. It will play a major role in the first detection of gravitational waves in the near future. It made its first appearance in the Top 500 list of supercomputers on rank 58 and was – due to the efficient network setup – the fastest cluster that is based on Gigabit ethernet worldwide.

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