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HTC, Big Data and the God Particle

Mar 29, 2013 |

Contributor Miha Ahronovitz traces the history of high throughput computing (HTC), noting the particularly enthusiastic response from the high energy physics world and the role of HTC in such important discoveries as the Higgs boson. As one of the biggest generators of data, this community has been dealing with the “big data” deluge long before “big data” assumed its position as the buzzword du jour.

Quantum Physics’ Latest Parlor Trick

Oct 17, 2012 |

French-American duo wins Nobel Prize in Physics for developing methods to demonstrate bizarre quantum behavior.

Globus and Grid: Blazing Trails for Future Discovery

Sep 13, 2012 |

As participants from around the world make their way to Prague for the EGI Technical Forum, grid-enabled tools continue to facilitate global collaboration. Grid computing provides the backbone for a wide range of research, all the way from basic science to once-in-a-lifetime breakthroughs, like the recent achievements surrounding the elusive Higgs boson particle.

CERN Generates Worldwide Data Stream

Jan 19, 2011 |

CERN’s Worldwide LHC Computing Grid is the superhighway for particle physics data.

CERN Taps Brocade For Network Refresh

Dec 2, 2010 |

Organization preps for 100GbE core network.

Physics Research Initiative Gets Boost from Cloud

Jul 20, 2010 |

The famed Belle physics experiment that aims to examine the issue of why matter rather than anti-matter composes the universe was in jeopardy for its next incarnation due to server investment and maintenance costs, thus the research team looked to EC2 for a solution.

US Scientists Analyze First LHC Data Through the Open Science Grid

Feb 24, 2010 |

Large Hadron Collider gives computing infrastructure a workout.

Workshop Focuses on Use of Manycore and Accelerator-based Computing for Advancing Science

Dec 16, 2009 |

Online, at conferences and in theory, manycore processors and the use of accelerators such as GPUs and FPGAs are being viewed as the next big revolution in high performance computing. If they can live up to the potential, these accelerators could someday transform how computational science is performed, providing much more computing power and energy efficiency.