Cern demos Java apps for giant 3D digital camera

Derek Mathieson, project leader at Cern, explains the use of Java apps by the Atlas detector, a six-storey-high, 100-megapixel camera with 100 million data channels

Cern demos Java apps for giant 3D digital camera Derek Mathieson, project leader at Cern, explains the use of Java apps by the Atlas detector, a six-storey-high, 100-megapixel camera with 100 million data channels

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-storey-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.