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National Cosmology Grid and Remote Visualisation

National Cosmology Grid


The National Cosmology Grid will link the resources of the COSMOS consortium at the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford, Portsmouth, Sussex and Imperial College, London. This close-knit community encompasses the leading UK researchers in the understanding of the origin and structure of our universe. A particularly important aspect of the consortiums work is the study of structure formation in the early universe and its relation to the observed fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation (the CMB). The ESA Planck Surveyor satellite, due for launch in 2007, will map the CMB with unprecedented temperature sensitivity, frequency coverage and angular resolution. The processing of Planck data will present major computational challenges with the manipulation of petabyte datasets distributed across the different consortium centres.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £70,728.00
Start Date: Not specified
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: Core

Project Members
Dr Paul Shellard

Collaborating Organisations
Imperial College London
University of Cambridge
University of Manchester
University of Oxford
University of Portsmouth
University of Zurich

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Data Management Services
Visualisation Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project
Engineering & Physical
Particle Physics & Astronomy


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