Principal Investigator: Paolo Padoan , Instituto de Ciencias del Cosmos (ICC), Universidad de Barcelona (Spain)

HPC Platform used: SuperMUC of LRZ

Local Project ID: pr86li

An international team of scientists used GCS supercomputing resources to study the evolution and fragmentation of clouds into stars. The degree of complexity, resulting from the mutual interaction of magnetic fields, gravity, and supersonic turbulence, is such that no complete theory of star formation is available to date. The best way to tackle this problem is to use powerful supercomputers such as petascale system SuperMUC of LRZ.