Data Processing And Storage For Black Hole Event Horizon Imaging
Super Micro, July 1st, 2019
July 1, 2019,
Volume 256, Issue 1

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.

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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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