Sunday, April 6, 2008

A New Net From CERN

The Times Online has reported that the brainiacs at the Geneva based CERN , the European Center for Nuclear Research, who invented the world wide web have now developed "the grid" a super fast fiber optic based system.
David Britton, professor of physics at Glasgow University and a leading figure in the grid project, believes grid technologies could “revolutionise” society. “With this kind of computing power, future generations will have the ability to collaborate and communicate in ways older people like me cannot even imagine,” he said.
The power of the grid will become apparent this summer after what scientists at Cern have termed their “red button” day - the switching-on of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the new particle accelerator built to probe the origin of the universe. The grid will be activated at the same time to capture the data it generates.

Here's a picture of the new huge particle accelerator running under seven cities including the petit ville where I used to live.

And you thought Geneva was all about Swiss Banking and Swiss Chocolate.
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