Photos: The data centre behind CERN's LHC

Aug 3, 2012

Inside Tier Zero.

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  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.

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