Scientists and novices alike have gazed at the night sky for centuries and
pondered, “How was the Universe formed?” Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) today
announced that through the use of its high-performance supercomputing
technology, the answers to these and many other questions about the origins of
the Universe may be uncovered by astrophysics scientists at the Shanghai
Astronomical Observatory and the Nanjing Purple Mountain Astronomical
With the new SGI(R) Altix(R) systems installed in November at each observatory — Shanghai and Nanjing — scientists are exploring the theory of the structure of evolution of the Universe by running high-resolution numerical simulations of galaxy formation.