Big Bang Meets Large Data

Watching flipside in time 13 billion years to the Big Bang, the world’s largest telescope aims to unlock the mysteries of the cosmos through Big Data analytics.

The world’s largest telescope collection aims to view rearward in time, to the source of the cosmos just after the Big Bang, using Big Data analytics to make known its secrets from every day data streams that are twice as big as all the traffic on the whole Internet combined.

The Netherlands organization for Radio Astronomy (Drenthe, the Netherlands) will examine the data streaming from a square-kilometer value of radio telescope comprised of thousands of smaller disks increase over a 3000 kilometer wide area to be constructed in Australia or South Africa. The world’s largest radio telescope will be turned on in 2024, charitable the Dome project sufficient time to ideal the 3D exascale computing power wanted to analyze the huge amount of data streaming in from its detectors. IBM has before cooperated with Astron to design the high-performance ultra-low-power microchip technologies previously used in the Blue Gene supercomputers that presently analyze data streaming from Astron’s low-frequency (Lofar) “software telescope” situated in the northern regions of the Netherlands.

Big Data analytics on exabyte (billion GB) information streams will use enormous processor arrays equivalent to a million supercomputers enabled by IBM 3D chip stacks with entrenched liquid cooling.

As well 3D computing cores, the Dome scheme will also expand optical data transport mechanisms based on nanophotonics and work of fiction phase-change memory storage space units the likes of which humankind has never seen before. To stay the strong heat generated by the processors from melting downward the computers, IBM will develop new cooling technologies that pump water through chips like an automobile radiator (warmer).

Funding will be provided by the region of Drenthe, the Netherlands, and from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (Financial), Agriculture and novelty (EL&I). Astronomers from more than twenty countries will assist in building the a radio telescope 50-times more influential and 10,000 times faster than any today by combining millions of antennas extensive over the breadth of the continental United States.


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