New tsunami prediction system developed based on the Sony Playstation 3

Students of the Novosibirsk State University (NSU) have developed an improved system of precise and operational forecasting tsunami due SonyPlaystation 3 console, but rather a system of graphics accelerators used in its platform. This development was carried out in the framework of the federal target program of the Ministry of Education of Russia "Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of innovative Russia" for 2009 - 2013 years, and it actively participated undergraduates and graduate students of the NSU.

Developers in the course of working closely with experts in the field of parallel computing for Information Technologies University of Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. They help master interesting computing platform used in the game console SonyPlaystation 3 which is mounted on a board 8 GPUs. Due to the very successful architecture results it surpassed all expectations.

In Europe, the USA and Japan, these consoles are used to solve scientific problems as a powerful distributed computing network. Russian students, a number of ideas as Sony Playstation you can use in calculations of zones of coastal flooding.

Now calculate the trajectory of the movement and the wave height in the coastal zone of Chile, to the Sakhalin tsunami warning centers in the United States requires 8 hours. Using the new computational algorithms for processing data from the deepwater of hydro-stations, developed in the Novosibirsk State University, to speed up the bulk of the calculation 150 times.


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