Alya Red – A Large Scale Simulator of the Human Heart [VIDEO]

One of my new year resolutions have always been to write blog posts frequently. But, then I realize these resolutions are mean to be broken. Better late than never, I should write more. Today, I cam across Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s project, Alya Red.

Here’s a video that explains the scientific background of the computational cardiac model of the heart, also some of the intriguing scientific visualizations of simulations using the electromechanical model applied to a rabbit heart. It takes 10,000 processors to simulate the electrical impulses that make the heart muscles contract to pump blood.

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