In the Netherlands, built a powerful telescope with fast filling
In the distant cosmos each moment is so many fun activities that all encompass the observations impossible. Some of the information comes to us in the form of visible radiation, and some in the form of short RF bursts. Scientists believe that signal is very informative, but short in duration and therefore called these signals "fast radio flashes".
In order to observe such short outbreaks in the Netherlands on one of the Observatory established two most modern camera high-speed shooting. Mounted these unique photo camera on the basis of already operating radio telescopes in Westerbork. Scientists have the opportunity to shoot a short flash and everything else even to study them and decipher, as in addition to the cameras gathered and the most powerful in the Netherlands, the computer.
What are the "Quick flash", I mean a short but powerful radio signals from outer space The sources of such signals as a rule are very far away in deep space, to the source of typically more than one billion light years. First, these outbreaks have been recorded this century in the beginning. To find the so to say failed and to understand what it is not, although attached to the transcript a lot of time and money. To analyze these miracle flash a very difficult task, since the flash duration is only fraction of second. They conceal some very important information, but it is mysteriously hidden from the observer from Earth. Some outbreaks can catch, and some of them fly past the ear of a modern e-astronomy in mind his deafness.
So it was probably before, now the signals will be captured at times more, as in the Netherlands, has put into operation a few super quick photos of cameras paired with super powerful computing system. Camera are referred to as "Apertif". The telescope in the Netherlands will have a wide grip and at the same time, the high resolution analysis of signals. In order to capture the "Fast flash", the sky will be constantly photographed to radio waves at the speed of 20000 fps. Such stream data is not so easy to decipher and not processed for such work requires a super powerful computer.
The computer was created at the Institute ASTRON, used to collect architectural solutions gaming chips from consoles. All involved in the parallel computing process 200 chips, they can handle up to about 4 TB per second, this is essentially traffic that transit is for all networks in the country. It`s not the world`s most powerful computer, but it can do up to 2 petaflops (flops – number of floating point operations per second), not the most powerful in the World, but clearly the fastest in the Netherlands.
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