How to Deal with 10 Petabytes of Data a Year? CERN's New Grid

CERN's new Large Hadron Collider, which will come online this summer, is expected to generate 10 petabytes of data a year: roughly 1% of the world's entire data output. To deal with this data, CERN is using grid technology with a fiber optic network that links 55,000 servers in 11 global data centers at speeds that are 10,000 times faster than a normal broadband connection.

CERN's GridCafè Web site provides a concise, clear, and easily understood introduction to CERN's grid and grid technology in general.

Read more about it at "Coming Soon: Superfast Internet."