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Yesterday, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) noted the LHC started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. "After an almost two-year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, almost double the collision energy of its first run.
The WLCG, the world's largest supercomputing grid, is a global of more than 170 computing centres in 42 countries and links up national and international grid infrastructures. Its mission is to provide global computing resources to store, distribute and analyse the about 30 Petabytes generated each year by the at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research ().
The collider, which straddles the border between France and Switzerland and is about 100m underground, is a massive particle accelerator, owned by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern)..
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) yesterday the experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) had found new results on an important property of the . The discovery of the elusive particle was announced almost two years ago.

The Internet: 25 years later

13 Mar 2014 Internet
By Tyson Ngubeni

While working for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), in 1989, Berners-Lee distributed a document titled "Information Management: A Proposal" intended to improve the flow of information between colleagues..

SA reaps CERN rewards

5 Feb 2014 Computing
By Nicola Mawson

SA's involvement with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in Switzerland, is paying dividends as the country embarks on new electronics and physics projects, and benefits from knowledge gained at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)..

Two-decade journey for collider

4 Jul 2013 Computing
By Nicola Mawson

The experiments that led to the discovery of what has been accepted as the Higgs Boson started becoming a reality 20 years ago..

CERN to go warp speed

11 Jun 2013 Hardware
By Nicola Mawson

On the back of the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) is going temporarily offline in a bid to increase its capacity and explore unknown aspects of physics..

Scientists more confident of Higgs

15 Mar 2013 Business
By Nicola Mawson

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced that scientists have analysed more data that indicates a recently discovered particle is increasingly looking like the elusive Higgs boson..
Scientists at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, search for clues that will help unlock the secrets of the universe. In the quest for answers, scientists gather mind-boggling volumes of data from the trillions of proton collisions that occur within four points of CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator in the world.

World Wide Web comes of age

7 Aug 2012 Internet
By Staff writer

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, then a scientist at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), made the 21 years ago on 6 August, according to ..

Stronger evidence of Higgs boson

6 Aug 2012 Computing
By Nicola Mawson

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has analysed further data that increases the chances that a recently-discovered particle is the elusive Higgs boson..
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said the Atlas and CMS experiments had observed a new particle with a mass 134 times that of a proton. The elusive Higgs-like boson gives matter mass and holds the physical fabric of the universe together.

Google opens skill contest

11 Jan 2011 Internet
By Jacob Nthoiwa

“The global science competition is being hosted in partnership with CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American,” the tech giant says..
Founded in 1954 by 12 European countries with the aim of restoring the continent's role in physics research after the ravages of World War Two, CERN – the European Organisation for Nuclear Research – currently has 20 members..

SA gets in on Big Bang action

31 Mar 2010 Computing
By Candice Jones

South African physicists played a large role in the development of the LHC, built by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)..

Offshore IT facilities plummet

1 Dec 2009 Computing
By Kirsten Doyle

The LHC, a particle accelerator used to study small particles for advanced physics research, is operated by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research..
About 7 000 scientists in 33 countries are now linked through the computing network at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to analyse data from its particle-smashing test probing the nature of matter that began last month..

Answering life's big questions

11 Sep 2008 Hardware
By Staff writer

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, is a step closer to answering some fundamental questions physicists and others have about the universe and the nature of matter..
MeerKAT project leader Anita Loots says the SKA will have a data requirement similar to the Large Hadron Collider experiment at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN..

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