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Streamed live on Feb 7, 2013
With around 25 Petabytes (25 million Gigabytes) of data generated per year from CERN's Large Hadron Collider, global computing is the only way to store, distribute and analyse this mountain of information. The world is our calculator!
In this hangout, IT experts from CERN and the experiments talk about the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) project - a global collaboration of more than 170 computing centres in 36 countries. What happens to the data when it leaves the LHC? How does this global calculator work?
ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb is joined by ATLAS Computing Coordinator Richard Mount and visiting Swedish student Buster Berggren, along with CERN IT experts Oliver Keeble and Markus Schultz with Swedish student Filip af Malmborg at the CERN computer centre, and LHCb Grid operations expert Stefan Roiser and LHCb physicist Patrick Koppenburg at the LHCb offline control room. ALICE physicist Ken Read monitors questions coming in from social media.