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Wednesday, 09 May 2007 10:22

University opens new cluster

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100,000 processor grid

Queen Mary, University of London has opened a 100,000 processor grid in the United Kingdom and around the world to search for the answers to the real nature of matter.

According to ZDNet, the Queen Mary project is backed by Sir Alan Sugar, the chairman of Viglen and founder of Amstrad.

The grid will analyse data from the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, which opens at CERN in Switzerland later this year.

The particle physicists and computer scientists organising are part of the Grid Particle Physics (GridPP) project.

Queen Mary is involved with the ATLAS experiment which produces petabytes of data that requiring a large-scale array of high-performance processors.

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