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Large Hadron Collider team flicks switch on Xeon grid

Nov 05, 2009, 01:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lewis Page)

[ Thanks to Wrenchy for this link. ]

"Sverre Jarp, CTO at CERN OpenLab supporting the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) buried beneath the Franco-Swiss border outside Geneva, described the network, powered by Intel Xeons, as "the largest grid service in the world".

"Jarp certainly has a big job on his hands. The LHC is to resume operations "within days" following its widely-publicised technical mishaps last year. Once in operation, the mighty proton-punisher will produce colossal amounts of data to be processed."

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