Photos: The data centre behind CERN's LHC

Aug 3, 2012

Inside Tier Zero.

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.

  The CERN data centre, or 'Tier Zero', was built in the 1970s. Its high ceilings once accommodated mainframes and a conveyer belt delivering rolls of magnetic tape between two floors.</p><p>Today, it forms the central hub of the Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, which harnesses the power of some 160+ computing facilities around the globe.  
 

The CERN data centre, or 'Tier Zero', was built in the 1970s. Its high ceilings once accommodated mainframes and a conveyer belt delivering rolls of magnetic tape between two floors.

Today, it forms the central hub of the Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, which harnesses the power of some 160+ computing facilities around the globe.

Image 2 of 19
 
Linked Articles
comments powered by Disqus

Latest Photo Galleries

Latest News

US-CERT issues alert for Regin state-sponsored malware
Nov 27, 2014
GSM networks targeted.
Southern Cross Cable telcos 'partnered' with spy agencies
Nov 27, 2014
Cable itself not tapped, CEO says.
EU wants Google to expand 'right to be forgotten'
Nov 27, 2014
Watchdogs want rule applied globally.
Service Stream welcomes new CIO
Nov 27, 2014
Ex-Westpac, Orica IT exec appointed.
First 3D printer in space goes to work for NASA
Nov 27, 2014
Manufacturing self-sufficiency in Earth's orbit.