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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
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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.

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