Probing the Universe with cosmic rays using high performance computing
South African Journal of Science
Unit for Space Physics, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa; Centre for High Performance Computing, CSIR Campus, Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa; Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Mostersdrift, Stellenbosch, South Africa; Unit for Space Physics, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
I REPORT ON THE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF the South African Centre for High Performance Computing carried out at the Unit for Space Physics at North-West University, Potchefstroom, during 2007/8. Background is given on the aims of the centre and the first three flagship projects that were selected in 2006 for computational-intensive tasks. The project in Computational Space Physics and Astrophysics, called 'Cosmic rays and us: From birth to death', is described in detail, and a summary given of research highlights so far.
cosmic ray; performance assessment