45. Working Smarter with the Celeste Project (feat. Keno Fisher and Prabhat)
The Celeste Project: Celeste is a collaboration between MIT, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Julia Computing, Intel, and NERSC (the DoE's supercomputing center). They recently managed to calculate the first comprehensive statistical catalog of astronomical objects in the visible universe. That's over 188 million stars and galaxies! Using some nifty new methods they developed, the collaboration managed to complete the entire calculation in only 15 minutes. We believe this system will massively accelerate astronomy research, especially once scientists start receiving higher-resolution images from new telescopes like the LSST and the James Webb Space Telescope. Purchase the brand new Ad Astra merch here!!! Further Reading: Info about Julia Here are some Celeste pointers Honored for HPC Innovation Excellence Celeste Enhancements Create New Opportunities In Sky Surveys A New Model For Cataloging the Universe and some other projects at NERSC Big Science Problems, Big Data Solutions A Look At Deep Learning for Science Follow Ad Astra on Twitter at @AdAstra_Podcast, on Facebook, and subscribe to the mailing list for future updates and events!