Supercomputer ‘brain’ designed for yet to be largest telescope

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International scientists led by Cambridge University have finished the engineering design of the ‘brain’, or one of two supercomputers, of the world’s largest radio telescope Square Kilometre Array (SKA) after five years. The supercomputers will process data produced by SKA’s telescopes. The SKA will consist of up to 3,000 dishes on completion, which will be co-hosted in Africa and Australia.