Researchers use NVIDIA tech to analyze Martian rocks

National Science foundation has given a four-year grant to Researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Holyoke College. This grant has been awarded for analysing images and data on the chemical composition of rocks and dust collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Since 2012, the rover has been exploring a crater on Mars and has been sending lots of information through a process called laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. In this process, a laser is shone on a rock, which is heated to high temperatures and then the radiations are picked up by a small camera, which is placed on the rover and sent back to Earth for further studies and analysis. NVIDIA plays an important part in this processing.  NVIDIA GPUs, CUDA, and cuDNN are used in clusters by researchers to analyse the smallest…


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