physorg.com article on LIGO & Syracuse supercomputer.

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Just read this at physorg.com, thought I'd link to it here.

http://www.physorg.com/news121697652.html - New supercomputer to process LIGO data.

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physorg.com article on LIGO & Syracuse supercomputer.

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Just read this at physorg.com, thought I'd link to it here.

http://www.physorg.com/news121697652.html - New supercomputer to process LIGO data.


My question is, how does this fit in with what we are doing here?

From what I gather from the article, they have to figure out what kind of a gravitational "sound" two black holes make when colliding, and then they will "sift" the LIGO data to see if such a "sound" has been captured.

What we do here at E@H on the other hand, is to "sift" through the same data but we are looking for the "sound" of pulsars, not colliding black holes.

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If you have a huge computing

If you have a huge computing task you can choose between two models, the aristocratic model and the democratic model. In the first case, you build a dedicated supercomputer. In the second, you rely on the volunteer distributed computing model (Boinc et al). You pays your money and you makes your choice.
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