Inside CERN's Massive Computer Center

Given how much data the scientists at CERN have to crunch through, it's not surprising that it take its computing power seriously. This video takes a look inside the massive computer center that allows the magic to happen.

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In what is essentially the brain of the Large Hadron Collider it is noisy, hot—and incredibly powerful. Sit back and lust over the tech on show. [YouTube]

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That's interesting about the high ceilings being a bad thing. I would have guessed it would be a good thing since hot air rises and cool air sinks. Blast the cool air in at the floor level and have fans pulling the hot air up.

Also, the correct plural is of computer mice is "computer mouses". :-)