Over at the Cray Blog, Bill Boas writes that the SKA project is looking to solve cosmological mysteries including gravity theory, how galaxies evolve, the origins of dark energy, and many others. The SKA Project could even help scientists identify signs of other life forms in the galaxy.
This is all made possible through the large-scale Square-Kilometer Array, a structure that is being designed as an ongoing process. Construction is set to begin in 2018 and will likely continue through 2023. However, answering the major questions of the universe will likely be impossible without subsequent innovation in the supercomputing, analytics and storage, as well as innovations in a number of other areas.
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