Computing Grid Helps Get to the Heart of Matter

By Paula Musich  |  Posted 05-20-2007 Print Email
A massive computing grid is helping physicists at CERN in Switzerland power the world's largest particle accelerator to answer the question: what other particles exist in the universe that we don't know about?

In November, when physicists at CERN in Switzerland begin their grand experiment using the world's largest particle accelerator—the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC—computer scientists there and across the globe will also put the world's largest scientific computing grid through its paces.



 

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