CERN Battling Severe Case of Data Indigestion

Tony Cass, the leader of the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s database services group, outlined some of the challenges the organization’s computer system faces during his keynote speech Wednesday at LISA, the 24th Large Installation System Administration Conference, being held in San Jose, Calif., through Friday. Smashing beams of protons and ions together at high speeds in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider generates staggering amounts of data that requires a sophisticated computer system to handle.

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