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Solving an Earth-Sized Jigsaw Puzzle

September 2nd, 2010 09:07 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

aarondubrow writes “Three years ago, researchers from Caltech and The University of Texas at Austin came together to create a computational tool that could model the Earth and answer the most pressing questions in geophysics: What controls the speed of plates? How do microplates interact? How much energy do the plates generate and how does it dissipate? Using a new geodynamics software package they developed, the researchers have modeled plate motion with greater accuracy than ever before. The project is also a finalist for the Gordon Bell Prize — high performance computing’s Oscar — at this year’s SC10 conference.”

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