Center for Parallel Astrophysical Computing (CPAC)
When One Processor Isn’t Enough
These systems usually have many parts: the matter in a galaxy, gas swirling around a black hole, or the web of galaxies that form the large-scale structure of the universe. For these, scientists require parallel computing: multiple processors, where each processor tackles one piece of the problem. Members of the CPAC develop new and improved parallel-computing methods for astrophysicists to use in their work.