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Imaging the Earth's Interior With the Summit Supercomputer


Imaging the Earth's interior.

Princeton University researchers are imaging the Earths interior with the worlds fastest supercomputer.

Credit: Nvidia.com

Princeton University researchers used years' worth of global earthquake data to generate a three-dimensional simulation of the Earth's interior.

Said Princeton's Jeroen Tromp, "We are trying to make images of the variations of the seismic wave speeds in the mantle."

Key to performance improvements in imaging capabilities has been the memory of the NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core graphics processing units installed in the Summit Supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The researchers also have devised a beta version of a machine learning tool that is helping identify appropriate earthquake measurements that can be used for the project.

From HPCwire
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