Molecular Simulation of the Ribosome

Largest biology simulation reveals secrets of the ribosome: Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the US have set a world record by performing the first multi-million atom biology simulation. They used the ‘Q Machine’ supercomputer to create a molecular simulation of the ribosome, the cell’s protein-making structure. This involved simulating 2.64 million atoms in motion, more than six times the amount achieved by previous biological simulations.

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