Posted By Rich Miller On September 10, 2008 @ 10:21 am In Uncategorized | No Comments
The Large Hadron Collider  at CERN, which began operations  today, will produce roughly 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes) of data annually – enough to fill more than 1.7 million dual-layer DVDs a year!
Thousands of scientists around the world want to access and analyse this data, so CERN is collaborating with institutions in 33 different countries to operate a distributed computing and data storage infrastructure known as the LHC Computing Grid .
But CERN also has plenty of computing and strpage technology at its computer facilities near Geneva, Switzerland. These photos provide a look inside the server rooms at CERN. Click here  for more pictures.
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 Large Hadron Collider: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/LHC/LHC-en.html
 began operations: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14699-working-lhc-produces-first-images.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=top1_head_Working%20LHC%20produces%20first%20images
 LHC Computing Grid: http://lcg.web.cern.ch/LCG/overview.htm
 Click here: http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1103476/
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