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IBM New Generation powers radio telescope, help scientists probe the origins of the universe

IBM has been chosen by the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) consortium to help scientists probe the origins of the universe.

The result of an international collaboration between 13 institutions from Australia, New Zealand, U.S. and India, the MWA is a new type of radio telescope designed to capture low frequency radio waves from deep space as well as the volatile atmospheric conditions of the Sun. The signals will be captured by the telescope’s 4,096 dipole antennas positioned in the Australian Outback in a continuous stream and processed by an IBM iDataPlex dx360 M3 computing cluster that will convert the radio waves into wide-field images of the sky that are unprecedented in clarity and detail. Read the rest of this entry

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