The first imaging of the event horizon for a black hole involved an international
partnership of 8 radio telescopes with major data processing at MIT and the Max Planck
Institute (MPI) in Germany
"The contribution of the brilliant scientists was aided by the
expanded computing power of today's IT infrastructure. Processing of the 4 petabytes
(PB) of data generated in the project in 2017 for the original imaging utilized servers and
storage systems, with many of these servers coming from Supermicro. Figure 1 shows the
MIT Correlator Cluster as it looked in 2016.
Black Holes and their Event Horizons
With the publication of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity in 1915, our views of
the nature of space, time and gravity were changed forever. Einstein's theory showed that
gravity is created by the curvature of space around massive objects..."
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