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Developing FPGA’s for High Speed Computational Power

Developing FPGA’s for High Speed Computational Power

The next generation of hardware for radio telescopes’ signal processing requires high-speed computing and data throughput capabilities. To achieve high-speed computation power, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) are used. FPGAs contain millions of programmable...

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Students Leading Development of New GRMHD Plasma Visualizations

Students Leading Development of New GRMHD Plasma Visualizations

Arizona graduate student, David Ball, is using the PIRE AR/VR Lab to develop virtual-reality visualizations of magnetohydrodynamic simulations of plasma around black holes. By learning the basics of graphics rendering on GPUs using algorithms called “shaders,” (found...

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Cloud Computing Busy Week

Cloud Computing Busy Week

In February, a five-day busy week was conducted at the University of Arizona in order for PIRE members to work on large-scale synthetic data generation for the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. The effort was coordinated with senior team members from CyVerse,...

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Black Hole Science – A Live Classroom Event

Black Hole Science – A Live Classroom Event

The Black Hole PIRE project is partnering with Zoom.us to offer a live course taught by two scientists and members of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), the global collaboration behind the first-ever black hole image announced in April 2019. This course will be...

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GLT Visit

GLT Visit

In October 2019, undergraduate student Dalton Glove and Dimitrios Psaltis (Arizona) traveled to Thule, Greenland with Satoki Matsushita, Derek Kubo (ASIAA), and Nimesh Patel (SAO) to collect existing weather and radiometer data as well as install scripts to upload...

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2019 CASPER Workshop and PIRE DSP School

2019 CASPER Workshop and PIRE DSP School

Join the 2019 workshop to discuss new technology and tools for radio astronomers working with FPGA, GPU and general heterogeneous programming. Event is co-hosted by CASPER and Black Hole PIRE. Dates: August 12-16, 2019 Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA....

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