Largest neuronal network simulation achieved in Japan

By exploiting the full computational power of the Japanese supercomputer, K computer, researchers from the RIKEN HPCI Program for Computational Life Sciences, the Okinawa Institute of Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have carried out the largest general neuronal network simulation to date.

Massive Osiris simulation uses 1,572,864 Sequoia supercomputer cores

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have managed to perform record simulations using all 1,572,864 cores of Sequoia, the largest supercomputer in the world.

Video: A journey to the limits of space time

Black holes shape the growth and death of the stars around them via powerful gravitational pulses and explosive ejections of energy.

Mars mission simulation reveals serious sleep problems

The data's in from the simulated Mars mission in which six trained astronauts were shut up for a year and a half. And it seems that long-term missions of this kind do indeed lead to problems for the crew.

Yes, we may all be living in the Matrix, say physicists

German scientists say they've found a way to tell whether or not our universe is a giant computer simulation - and that there's evidence to suggest that it is.

Video: Simulating the birth of a planet

The majority of planets form when a molecular cloud collapses into a young star. 

Indeed, the leftover gas and dust form a disk around the star, with the particulates inside the disk colliding and coalescing. 



'Martian astronauts' return from simulated mission

After a year and a half locked up in a box, six 'astronauts' have finally finished their simulated trip to Mars.

Universe simulation is most accurate ever

Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz have used a NASA supercomputer to create what they say is the most accurate and detailed simulation of the universe ever.

Galaxy simulation mirrors Milky Way for first time

Astrophysicists have for the first time created a computer model of galaxy formation that results in a spiral galaxy like our own.

Mars500 crew ready to land

After 230 days in isolation, an international team is about to 'land' on Mars.

DHS launches massive cyber attack simulation

The Department of Homeland Security will today kick off its third major exercise testing the nations resopnse to cyber attack.

Tesla GPUs accelerate engineering sims

Nvidia GPU Conference 2010 - Ansys has designed a souped-up, Tesla-based HPC platform that significantly reduces engineering simulation processing time.

See you next year: 'mission to Mars' simulation begins

Well, they're off: six trained astronauts on a 520 day mission to... Moscow.

Supercomputer project aims to simulate the whole world

In a sort of giant Sim game, scientists are planning to use some of the world's largest supercomputers to simulate all life on Earth, including the financial system, economies and whole societies.

Psyko debuts 5.1 gaming headset

Psyko Audio Labs has introduced a 5.1 headset that allows hardcore PC gamers to precisely identify the source of muffled gunshots, light footsteps and overwhelmingly loud explosions.

Nvidia showcases new DX11 technology at GDC 2010

Nvidia reps showed TG Daily a next-gen DX11 simulation at GDC 2010 that featured photorealistic waves, gently waving grass and beautifully rendered, flowing human hair.

EA's Madden Football says Saints over Colts

A simulation run by EA Sports has predicted that the New Orleans Saints will “march to victory” over the Indianapolis Colts with a final score of 35-31 at Super Bowl XLIV.