In the beginning of August 2010, CP3-Origins received a grant of DKK 500,000 from the Danish Center for Scientific Computing (DCSC).
The grant will be used to setup a supercomputer based on nVidia Tesla “Fermi” GPU cores connected through Infiniband. Compared to more traditional homogeneous CPU based supercomputers, GPU systems deliver a factor 10-20 better effciency in terms of Flops/Watt at only 1/10th of the cost.
The supercomputer will be used to investigate the two main candidates for a more fundamental theory of nature at the Fermi scale: Technicolor and Supersymmetry. Both models for new physics play a key role for understanding the results from the Large Hadron Collider LHC at CERN which has started taking data in April 2010.
Using numerical simulations based on Lattice Gauge Theory, the supercomputer will be used as a reliable way to investigate the non-perturbative properties of both supersymmetric theories and strongly coupled Technicolor extensions of the standard model.