The simulated Universe

Supercomputers are used to simulate the universe from Big Bang to present day. The Illustris Project is the biggest virtual universe yet. It took years to program it and the system was completed in 2014. Data from the project was released in 2015. Data from the simulation is now compared to real life observations.

Link: The Illustris Project web site

Gizmag: Illustris omputer simulation creates the first realistic virtual universe

Presentation of the project at ArXiv

Presentation of the project data at ArXiv

Top 500 of supercomputers (nr 27 was used by Illustris)

More simulations: NASA Pleiades Supercomputer | About Pleiades

Cosmos Magazines: A ringside seat at the birth of stars

Wikipedia: Illustris project | Pleiades

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