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World's biggest computing grid launched

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posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 07:24 PM
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World's biggest computing grid launched


www.physorg.com

The world’s largest computing grid is ready to tackle mankind’s biggest data challenge from the earth’s most powerful accelerator. Today, three weeks after the first particle beams were injected into the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid combines the power of more than 140 computer centers from 33 countries to analyze and manage more than 15 million gigabytes of LHC data every year.
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posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 07:24 PM
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It's here. A distributed computing and storage network across the world that blows away everything before it.

The network as it grows will dwarf anything gone before and is already being used for a range of scientific endeavours:

Worldwide LHC Computing Grid celebrates first data


Computing grids such as Enabling Grids for E-Science (EGEE) in Europe and Open Science Grid (OSG) in the U.S. not only contribute their power to the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, but also contribute to other scientific projects, covering biology, chemistry, medicine, climate science and more.


It's either the start of a brave new world or the birth of man's successor.


www.physorg.com
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posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by Shere Khaan
It's here. A distributed computing and storage network across the world that blows away everything before it.


This would seem akin to the release of Google - Part Deux. Different premise perhaps but a similar approach nonetheless - distributed computing and storage network.

Interesting, to say the least...



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 07:52 PM
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It would be nice if it worked - the LHC that is.

As for the power behind the technology - a little sprinkle of AI and God knows what we will be doing in 5 years time - 'the birth of man's successor'? Well, we have not been exactly the most diplomatic of inhabitants have we?

Maybe computers will show us the way one day!



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 07:57 PM
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Yeah a little bit melodramatic stating man's successor, but the Grid is just a baby right now. When it has grown out of infancy and encompasses millions of processors it's functional map will more resembles natural brain function in terms of distributed neurons performing different actions and interacting en masse.

The question really will they they try and set it up with an AI for handling processes or will they try and restrict the process tree so it doesn't start thinking for itself.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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...Start the music... on que...3..2..1..

Barber's "Adagio For Strings"...

...followed triumphantly by Strauss' "Also Spake Zarathustra."

*And as an added footnote: "So long, so long... & thanks for all the fish."



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 08:21 PM
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Man... just imagine the amount of pornography that network could hold.


Seriously, how does one talk them into letting the public on board.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 08:41 PM
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Sweeeeeet...Skynet is now online! I trust it. Lets give it control of all our military, manufacturing and nuclear cababilities ASAP.



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