“Can we get an engine, an airplane or the entire Earth into a computer?”. Such was the catchy title of the CERFACS stand Friday September 29th, for the “European Research Night” whose theme was “Impossible”. A hundred people at the “Quai des Savoirs” in Toulouse took a close interest in the scientific computing activities of the researchers at Cerfacs and many of them participated in the interactive animation prepared for this occasion. While a looped film showed visualizations of various numerical simulations (engines, floods, planes, climate, turbines …), the researchers animating the stand brought the public into the world of supercomputers by asking questions of increasing difficulty.
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