Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
What's the story with these ads on Slashdot? Check out our new blog post to find out. ×
The Internet

Submission + - Evolution of Internet powers massive LHC grid->

jbrodkin writes: "The massive grid network designed for the Large Hadron Collider will be a major advancement of Internet technologies, providing lightning-fast data transmission and compute power to thousands of scientists worldwide. One writer described the grid as a "parallel Internet." Ruth Pordes, executive director of the Open Science Grid, which oversees the U.S. infrastructure for the LHC network, describes it as an "evolution of the Internet." New fiber-optic cables with special protocols will be used to move data from CERN to 11 Tier-1 sites around the globe, which in turn use standard Internet technologies to transfer the data to more than 150 Tier-2 centers. 20,000 Linux servers power the grid. "It's using some advanced features and new technologies within the Internet to distribute the data," Pordes says. "It's advancing the technologies, it's advancing the [data transfer] rates, and it's advancing the usability and reliability of the infrastructure.""
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Evolution of Internet powers massive LHC grid

Comments Filter:

"Gort, klaatu nikto barada." -- The Day the Earth Stood Still

Working...