IBM Building A $43 Million Computer For Largest Radio Telescope In The World

Posted Apr 2, 2012

IBM is building a super-computer for the world’s largest radio telescope called the Square Kilometer Array. When the telescope goes online, it will use 1,000,000 terabytes per day of data. IBM is building a computer that can handle that much data processing. The Square Kilometer Array will have 15,000 small antennas and 77 larger stations. Scientists are hoping that this telescope will help with producing more information on the origins of the Big Bang. IBM is spending $43 million into building the super-computer and it will have nanophotonics, 3D chip stacking, and phase change memory.