Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cloud storage system used at CERN

Huawei Cloud
Huawei’s cloud storage system is now being used at the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) after passing its performance test.

 It will be used to explore heaps of petabytes of data which is generated in the search for the Higgs Boson and the fundamental building blocks of the universe.

LHC CERNThe massive increase in data storage space was needed for the growing 20 petabytes of data per year. CERN was only using its global computing resource, the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid Tier-0 for its storage and analysis but has now set up the CERN openlab, which holds the Huawei cloud in order to develop advanced IT systems for LHC scientists.