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Spectrum's monthly slideshow proves that a picture is worth a thousand bytes

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Image: Argonne National Laboratory
ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION: To visualize complex phenomena, researchers at Argonne National Laboratory once relied on powerful graphics processors to generate images like this one of a supernova. But transferring the data from their IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer proved to be a huge bottleneck. The researchers decided to try letting Blue Gene/P render images while it processes the quadrillions of data points it has to handle anyway. <
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