IBM scientists are working
with the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) to develop a
massively powerful computing system for harvesting a huge quantity of
data gathered by the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio
Their project, called DOME, will investigate emerging technologies that
might be used in the SKA computing systems. They’ll explore how to transport the data from a giant cluster of radio antennae to a
central location, how to filter and store the data, and how to do all of
the processing in an energy efficient way.