CERN brings supergrid internet to the world


In addition to searching for the ‘God’ particle that is the Higgs, CERN have been making a vast ’supergrid’ to transfer the vast volumes of data created by the LHC supercollider every second to the universities studying it around the world (currently including myself). The sheer amount of data at the LHC - around 15 Petabytes a year - means a whole new system has been made to spread it to other institutions outside of the collider in Switzerland.