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CERN kicks off LHC's 2012 Higgs hunt

The European nuclear research agency CERN collided two high-power proton beams in the early hours of Thursday morning, marking the beginning of this year's Large Hadron Collider physics data collection.The colliding beams were each of an intensity of 4 teraelectronvolts (TeV), and the resulting 8 TeV collision energy is the most powerful the particle accelerator has managed yet.

April 5, 2012 by

Europe plans high-performance 'science cloud'

CERN, the European Space Agency and European Molecular Biology Laboratory have partnered up to launch a joint cloud computing platform called Helix Nebula.The 'science cloud' is designed for the large-scale data-crunching that Europe's scientists need to do.

March 2, 2012 by

Inside the largest machine ever built

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Andrzej Nowak, staff researcher at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, explains how the organization is working to understand the universe and is processing the data it collects.

September 15, 2011 by

Cern bombards LHC grid with data

Tests of the computing grid that will manage data from the Large Hadron Collider experiment showed the systems successfully handled large amounts of information, according to Cern

July 3, 2009 by

CERN demos giant 3D digital camera

At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, Derek Mathieson, project leader for the world's largest particle physics laboratory, CERN, shows off the Atlas detector, a six story high, 100-megapixel camera with 100 million data channels. Mathieson explains how the detector uses open-source Java applications to collect data and how grid computing allows the data to be processed.

May 12, 2008 by

The ATLAS 830-ton magnet system is up

ATLAS is a particle physics experiment which has been designed to analyze data gathered from CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) scheduled to start its activity next year. One of the components of the ATLAS detector is its huge magnet system. According to CERN, the Barrel Toroid, the world's largest superconducting magnet, has now been switched on.

November 22, 2006 by

0.1 terabit/s Ethernet...

While I was happily peering into holes at CERN and admiring the new data centre that'll be distributing a gigabyte per second of data worldwide, others were showing that technology's more than ready to keep up. On Monday, 100 gigabits a second of continuous data was sent over 4000km of fibre cable from Tampa, Florida to Houston, Texas, and back again.

November 15, 2006 by

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