This year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC17) in Denver included a very interesting keynote about the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project.
It’s now available online, and I highly recommend watching it.
SKA is an extraordinary project that will stretch our ability to peer deeper into the universe thanks, in part, to the application of unprecedented computing power.Optical telescopes date to 1608, but the first radio telescope didn’t appear until 1931.

The world’s largest single-aperture optical telescope is the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias), which has a total collecting area of a little less than 79 square meters.

The world’s largest single-aperture radio telescope is the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST).
It has a total collecting area of 71,000 square meters.To read this article in full, please click here

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