LHC collider, CERN hooks 7,000 scientists to collider supercomputer GRID
Cern started the GRID network, 7000 scientists are linked to evaluate Data from the LHC collider, or popular the "Big Bang Machine". Desktop computers paticipate in that Super-Internet Event. Cern originally invented the Internet some 15 years ago.
Developing Science report inside CERN: DATA to distribute worldwide: video sidebar: "LHC Experts - Cristy & the GRID "
CERN, the world's biggest particle physics laboratory and creator of the world wide web, has unveiled a new computer network allowing thousands of scientists around the world to crunch data on its huge experiments.
Some 7,000 scientists in 33 countries are now linked through the computing network at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to analyse data from its particle-smashing that began last month.
That experiment, which could provide clues about the origins of the universe, began on 10 September and was shut down nine days later because of a helium leak in the tunnel of CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
When it starts up again next year, physicists involved in the experiment will have access to real-time data on their desktops, thanks to CERN's computing grid that links more than 100,000 processors at 140 institutes around the world.
The massive distributed supercomputer was built for the LHC project but has wide implications for the study of science, claims Ian Bird, leader of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid project.
20 million CD-ROM data
2009 the LHC collider is supposed to deliver 15 million Gigabytes / year experiment data (20 million CD ROM)
5000 scientists 2009
5000 scientists and 500 research Institutes are working on the experiment. Every second
one billion snapshoots of the collider to calculate and store.
Bernd Panzer CERN: GRID
CERN has a tremendous computer room. The capacity is not sufficient. In the Grid we connected 100 000 computer, all scientists can work with this capacity. A Superscience Internet. The GRID is using highspeed data highways. The data of a DVD is transmitted in about 10 sec. The amount of data to store and the calculations are automatically distributed to the available capacities of the individual computer.
The real run of the GRID is forseen springtime 2009, when the collider restarts. Can we expect a super grid for private use with distributed intelligence? For sure some impacts will come with a delay of 3 years to commercial industry.
The DataGrid project, funded by Europe
DataGrid is a project funded by European Union. The objective is to build the next generation computing infrastructure providing intensive computation and analysis of shared large-scale databases, from hundreds of TeraBytes to PetaBytes, across widely distributed scientific communities
What's New from CERN?
You remember "Frank and the magic machine" the inside Report from the CERN machine creator and Engineer. Frank was writing me, that his Family was happy to be mentioned in the NP Article; many friends and collegues had a look to NP. News of the Data GRID experiment updated next week.