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  • Web needs to emerge from 'adolescence': Tim Berners-Lee

    The fraying World Wide Web needs to rediscover its strengths and grow into maturity, its designer Tim Berners-Lee said on Monday, marking the 30th anniversary of the collaborative software project his supervisor initially dubbed "vague but exciting".

    Written by Reuters12 March 19 12:13
  • CERN's data stores soar to 530M gigabytes

    Since restarting in June after a two-year upgrade, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been recording about 3GB of data per second, or about 25 petabytes -- that's 25 million gigabytes -- of data per year.

    Written by Lucas Mearian14 Aug. 15 23:36
  • The computing power behind the Large Hadron Collider

    If you think your company is overwhelmed with having to support terabytes of data, the computing power behind the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) might put things into perspective.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett04 Aug. 15 15:16
  • Atom smasher preps for renewed hunt for dark matter, God particle

    The Large Hadron Collider, the atom smasher that has hunted for antimatter and the elusive Higgs boson, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2495028/emerging-technology/higgs-hunt-halts-with-cern-collider-down-for-two-year-upgrade.html">shut down in February 2013</a> for an overhaul and upgrade. Now, scientists are getting ready to fire up the collider, which has been called "one of the greatest engineering milestones of mankind," again.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin16 Dec. 14 13:24
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  • Ways to share spare CPU cycles

    A network of hundreds of thousands of home computer users recently discovered a rare celestial object by donating their computers' downtime to a worthy cause.

    Written by Ian Paul16 Aug. 10 03:15
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