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Arecibo Pulsar Survey is Using 50,000 PCs Worldwide to Generate Supercomputing Power

March 25, 2009

pulsar illustration In the search for yet-undiscovered pulsars or ultra-fast spinning neutron stars, a grand-scale sky survey at the Cornell-managed Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is now taking advantage of the combined processing power of personal computers around the world. Full Story

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