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Big Data For CERN Requires a Big Network

A look at the ATLAS particle detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the huge particle accelerator at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Image Editor via Flickr)

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates over 100 hundred petabytes of data every year at its home near Geneva, Switzerland. CERN’s new data center in Budapest is set to be one of the first beneficiaries of a new terabit network created by GÉANT, a European data network for researchers and scientists. Read More

A Visual Guide to the Top 10 Supercomputers

The world’s most powerful supercomputers are striking not just for their processing power, but for their design and appearance as well. We’ve put together a visual guide to the top finishers in the latest Top 500 list, which was released today at the SC12 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read More

Titan Debuts as 20-Petaflop Supercomputing Behemoth

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Jaguar has become Titan, and it’s packing 20 petaflops of computing power. The 200-cabinet Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which as Jaguar once ruled the Top 500, has been overhauled with faster hardware and networking system, and taken on a new name befitting its status. Read More

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