Lowell Observatory Looks for Habitable Exoplanets with GIGABYTE Servers
Arizona’s Lowell Observatory is studying the Sun with GIGABYTE’s G482-Z50 GPU Server in an effort to filter out “stellar noise” when looking for habitable planets outside of our Solar System. The server’s AMD EPYC™ processors, parallel computing capabilities, excellent scalability, and industry-leading stability are all features that qualify it for this astronomical task, making the discovery of a true “Twin Earth” achievable within our lifetime.
“Downloading” Data from the Sun to GIGABYTE’s GPU Server
The 70-millimeter Lowell Observatory Solar Telescope is installed on the roof of an auxiliary building near its larger sibling, the 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope. An 80M optic fiber cable transmits the sunlight from the Solar Telescope to the EXPRES, which ultimately converts the light into useful Doppler data with the aid of the G482-Z50. (Images provided by Lowell Observatory)
Space Science Gets Ten Times Faster with GIGABYTE G482-Z50
A spectrum of the Sun from the Lowell Observatory Solar Telescope, color-coded to approximate the color of light seen by human eyes. The vertical dark bands are absorption features of molecules in the atmosphere of the Sun. Dr. Llama uses the position of these bands to measure the solar radial velocity. (Images provided by Lowell Observatory)
One: Top-notch processing power suitable for parallel computing
The G482-Z50 is a 4U 10-Node G-Series GPU Server that packs a wallop of computing power and excels at parallel computing. With its excellent scalability and stability, it is the ideal solution to help Lowell Observatory find the common signature of stars.
Two: Industry-leading scalability
Three: Designed to ensure system stability
It’s (almost) always sunny in Flagstaff, Arizona. Around three hundred days a year, weather conditions allow the Lowell Observatory Solar Telescope to “download” up to 50GB of raw data from the Sun. About 10TB of accumulated data is being worked on at any given moment. (Images provided by Lowell Observatory)
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