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Photos: World's biggest grid

We look at the tech inside...
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We look at the tech inside...

John Gordon deputy director of the CCLRC e-Science Centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory checks that the grid is running well.

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This robot hand, part of a tape library, is used by researchers to retrieve the data needed to test their physics theories.

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The library contains 600 tapes which will hold data from the CERN experiment when it is up and running. When researchers request a particular file the robot hand will locate the right tape.

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And deliver the tape so that the files can be read.

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