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Exploring the galaxy with the fastest supercomputer, Python, and radio astronomy

Episode #257, published Sat, Mar 28, 2020, recorded Fri, Mar 27, 2020.

This episode is carbon neutral.
With radio astronomy, we can look across many light-years of distance and see incredible details such as the chemical makeup of a given region. Kevin Vinsen and Rodrigo Tobar from ICRAR are using the world's fastest supercomputer along with some sweet Python to process the equivalent of 1,600 hours of standard-definition YouTube video per second.

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Kevin on Twitter: @KevinVinsen_
ICRAR on Twitter: @ICRAR

SKA Telscope:
Video showing data flow and scale:
Summit supercomputer:
SKA Amazing facts:
DALiuGE execution framework:

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