Alya Red

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s project, Alya Red, pays homage to the heart by trying to model it. The task of simulating the way electrical impulses make the heart muscles contract to pump blood takes 10,000 processors.

These particular computing nodes are located in one of the world’s 500 most powerful computers, which itself sits within a deconsecrated 19th-century chapel at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. (adapted from the atlantic)

video via theatlantic (link)

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