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According to DiRAC director Mark Wilkinson, from the University of Leicester, said, “When you study a complex problem such as crater formation, a key challenge is the number of variables you have to consider.

They have provided about two million core hours of computing time to this project and it’s great to see that they have already made such exciting new discoveries. The Apollo 6000 was deployed to the university as part of an initiative dubbed DiRAC (Distributed Research using Advanced Computing), which provides high-performance computing for simulation and large-scale data analytics in science and technology research.”

 

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