The simulation was created using the supercomputer ATERUI II, which is dedicated to astronomy projects. The supercomputer located in Iwate, Japan, has a peak performance of over 3 Pflops, but even with all this power it still took a whole year to crunch through all of the data and create the simulation. “To produce Uchuu we have used all 40,200 processors CPU cores available exclusively for 48 hours each month, said Tomoaki Ishiyama, an associate professor at Chiba University who developed the...

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