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Techworld: Planet-Scale Grid

Oct 31, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Thibodeau)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"In 2007, scientists will begin smashing protons and ions together in a massive, multi-national experiment to understand what the universe looked like tiny fractions of a second after the Big Bang. The particle accelerator used in this test will release a vast flood of data on a scale unlike anything seen before, and for that scientists will need a computing grid of equally great capability.

"The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is being built near Geneva, will be a circular structure 17 miles in circumference. It will produce data in the neighbourhood of 1.5GB/sec., or as many as 10 petabytes of data annually, 1,000 times bigger than the Library of Congress' print collection. The data flows will likely begin in earnest in 2008..."

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