The Network Powering the Large Hadron Collider
January 19th, 2010 By: Rich Miller
It takes a robust network to handle the 15 petabytes of data a year that will be generated by the Large Hadron Collider particle physics project at CERN, That huge trove of data won’t be sitting still, either, and will be distributed to 7,000 scientists around the globe. “We’re moving an awful lot of data, from storage to CPU, and from CERN to other institutions around the world,” says David Foster, Network Group Leader at CERN. In this video, CERN technologists discuss the network’s requirements and the role played by Force 10, which supplies the TeraScale E-Series switches that connect 6,000 processors and 2,000 storage devices. The TeraScale supports 672 line-rate Gigabit and 56 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports per system, allowing CERN to deploy fewer systems and simplify the architecture of its network.
JeffPosted January 19th, 2010
It’s an amazing network, and what is equally amazing is that in the end all the data will be boiled down into one bit (literally).
Bool Higgs_Boson_Exists: 0 or 1
krisPosted January 20th, 2010
who wrote the music? (very cool btw)
What an amazing amount of information to sift through. I tip my hat to all the scientists involved in this project. And thank you!
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russellsPosted September 21st, 2010
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.