HPC science pr0n at Discover Magazine

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To get your Friday going with something that’s fun but is defendably work-related, I’ve got a little science pr0n for you. Science pr0n? I used to work with a guy who called beautiful images from scientific simulations with no context, quantities, units, or phenomena labeled “science pr0n” because they were images to be appreciated only for their aesthetics, not for the accomplishment behind them.

And this morning brings you a link to Discover Magazine’s gallery of photos containing “Beautifully Detailed Supercomputer Simulations.” From exploding stars to the H1N1, look at what supercomputers can do.


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