Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cisco Collaborates with CERN on Next Gen Computing

Cisco is joining CERN openlab and will collaborate with the European research organization on developing highly secure computing infrastructure technologies capable of handling large and ever increasing amounts of data.

Specifically, Cisco and CERN openlab plan to investigate novel concepts that build on the latest evolution of hardware, heterogeneous system designs and increasing functionality of the network interface hardware.

CERN openlab provides a framework to develop and prototype state-of-the-art technologies in CERN’s highly sophisticated research environment. It also offers an opportunity to train the next generation of engineers and work with a global talent pool, thanks to CERN’s collaboration with the world’s top universities.

CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) research program involves collecting and analyzing data from millions of sensors. Today, these sensors can produce data at a rate of up to a petabyte (equivalent to around 20,000 Blu-ray discs) per second. Over the next decade, CERN expects these rates to grow significantly.