Lost Tales: The Sound of the Computing


On display: the heart of CERN computing.

CERN alone cannot house all of the computer power needed to analyze LHC data. They DO house a tremendous amount of computing power, however. Some of that is on display at CERN, in the heart of their computing center. During my January trip to CERN, I visited the facility with Aidan. I shot the panorama of the center and recorded the sound below. This is the sound of thousands of physicists analyzing data, exchanging e-mail, putting information on the Web, and generally getting physics done.

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