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29 July 2015

The search for intelligent life in the universe continues. Astronomers are using DiRAC and Piz Daint supercomputers to learn how stellar winds change radio signals emitted from exoplanets so radio telescopes know how to listen.


At the recent ISC High Performance event in Frankfurt, Germany, the new TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers was announced. Shaheen XC40, a Cray system in Saudi Arabia, is now ranked as the world’s seventh fastest supercomputer, and is the first supercomputer from the Middle East to crack the top 10.


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