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CERN's Particle Smashers List Their Toughest Tech Challenges 31

An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at CERN have detailed some of the big technology problems they need to solve to help the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) solve some of the fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. 'You make it, we break it' is the CERN openlab motto which looks at emerging tech: data acquisition, computing platforms, data storage architectures, compute management and provisioning and more are on the to do list."
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CERN's Particle Smashers List Their Toughest Tech Challenges

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 22, 2014 @05:18PM (#47070277)

    Some numbers about the computing power at the CERN computing center (July 2013):

    Number of machines: 17,000 processors with 85,000 cores (Source)
    All physics computing is done using the Linux operating system and commodity PC hardware. There are few Solaris server machines as well, especially for databases (Oracle).

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