CERN Computing Centre (and mouse farm) – Computerphile

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  1. Andrei said:

    and in 2019 10GB/s doesn't sound that impressive, you can get 10 Gbit network at your home, not that you'll really need one

    June 29, 2019
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  2. steve b said:

    Who saw sir Tim berner Lee?

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  3. DNB said:

    That tape storage machine was like Star Wars.

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  4. Zipp4Everyone said:

    Yeah server rooms aren't generally known for their relaxing atmosphere…

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  5. TechUploadFR said:

    i also have been in that computing center, it's really amazing!

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  6. David Refoua said:

    Thanks for sharing! Your commentary was great btw

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  7. Sander Deryckere said:

    The sealing is also good to keep dust out. You can blow filtered air into the sealed corridor, and it will blow dust and heat out through the computers towards the unsealed corridors. (and the building itself also happens as a second sealing)

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  8. Newest Updates said:

    Is it Gigabyte/second or Gigabit/second?

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  9. mipmipmipmipmip said:

    And we're in like Flynn!

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  10. Agent Smidt said:

    But can it run Crysis?

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  11. Ryan Mitchell said:

    "They're just numbers, but when you think about it, they're pretty high numbers"
    To make the obvious comment, I can't help but be reminded of the room filling mainframes of the 50's and 60's.
    Except these are more modular, and fill up entire warehouses instead.
    I was gonna say, even 10GB/s seems kinda low for today's standards, especially considering how many machines where working on it, but then I noticed this video was from 2013.
    I just wanna show someone in the future 1:52–2:06 and watch them piss their pants.

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  12. vvviiimmm said:

    what are those tapes? hard drives?

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  13. BigBen Hebdomadarius said:

    Don't be daft, Brady–of course it's "mice," not "mouses."

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  14. Peter Walker said:

    They look like Dell servers.

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  15. JG said:

    Thanks for waiting to get that robot shot. Was worth it, very futuristic looking!

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  16. DerpMans Derpyskin said:

    IBM Drives!? You should be using T10000 drives!! Ridiculous.

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  17. Jivan Scarano said:

    The plural is mouses, but I guess mice is fine here, given the pun they were going for.

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  18. Andrea Degasperi said:

    Why don't they use a water cooling system? i.e. Google use it!

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  19. gixeff 750 said:

    wtf is happening here?

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  20. cgdermot said:

    Why use tapes? would SSD's not be better? I guess they might be reliable but waiting for the selector arm, then the load time. I don't get it.

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  21. Capt-Morgan said:

    3:48 is cool, but nothing epic. Some businesses operate those machines. I would like to learn about their backup method though – imagine the off-site backup of the initial backup? Or maybe they use incremental backup? heh

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  22. Capt-Morgan said:

    In laymen's terms, can someone please explain the point of crashing particles into one another? I understand what CERN has been able to produce in the modern era, but how do you make the jump from particle acceleration, to something like creating the Internet, or other?

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  23. Clitern Tools said:

    those server on Booter 😀 would crash everything:D:D

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  24. Jakub Dudarewicz said:

    Please, give us the interviews, they were mentioned at the end of the video, but there was no link :C

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  25. Alex McMahon said:

    The consoles at the end are hilarious because it's almost like a simple desktop to more computer than you can imagine. So little to control so much.

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  26. Mesrop iskandaryan said:

    this is fiber glass

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  27. Jim Raynor said:

    Brady you are amazing. If you want someone to work for you, message me.

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  28. riskinhos said:

    CERN's total annual electricity consumption is 1TWh -1,000,000 MWh or 1,000,000,000 kWh:
    40 to 45% is for the LHC (including 12 to 14% for cryogenics and 7 to 9% for cooling and ventilation)
    10 to 12% is for the LHC experiments (ATLAS, CMS, ALICE and LHCb)
    28 to 32% is for the SPS (including 6 to 7% for the North Area experiments)
    2 to 3% is for the PS + Booster + Linac
    5 to 6% is for the Computer Centre (B513)
    7 to 9% is for offices and restaurants, etc.

    CERN is supplied by RTE
    Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (Electricity Transmission Network) is responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the French high-voltage transmission system.
    RTE is a wholly owned subsidiary of the partially public-owned French generator Électricité de France (EdF)

    EdF:
    nuclear: 84.7%;
    renewable energy: 8.3% (among which 4.6% from hydroelectric plants);
    gas: 2.7%;
    charcoal: 2.7%;
    fuel: 1.2%;
    other: 0.4%.

    so, CERN power comes from nuclear. far from clean. good luck managing the radioactive waste. shame on them. with all that money they could have gone renewable.

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  29. riskinhos said:

    I hope they use renewable energy for all that cooling.

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  30. Marco said:

    i was there too! 🙂
    it is very impressive!

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  31. Bo Duholm said:

    I think the blue ducts are blowing Cold air into the enclosures you see through the floor. The servers then suck in the Cold air from the front and blow it out the back. That way you don't have to cool the entire hall, but only the small corridors between the servers and extract the heat from the ceiling of the hall.

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  32. acadianalien said:

    Everytime I see amazing feat like this, I just want to show it to all those conspiracy theorists who think that we can`t build the Egyptian pyramids with modern technology.

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  33. MrSaemichlaus said:

    Looks like a Minecraft Adventure Map – like "The Great LHC Escape" 😀

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  34. Ben Duncan said:

    I'm from USAmerica, and it's 'mouses.'

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  35. Joshua Brockschmidt said:

    I had no clue what I was looking at when I started the video, but I sensed I was somehow getting a glimpse of heaven.

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  36. 99codemister said:

    The language is awesome, the JRE is not. Also, since Notch left the project there was plenty of optimization done. Also, it's challenging to optimize graphics in Java since you can't take advantage of a gpu.

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  37. Mackie said:

    Moore's law m8

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  38. ANON YMOUSE said:

    How about quantum computers?

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  39. AlbinoBunny said:

    A limit for classical computing.

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  40. jota theatre said:

    A wifi connection in your watch and a cloud service should be enough :d

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  41. SacredFireFly said:

    *Java is awesome, Notch sucks.

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  42. Morbitron said:

    That would not do a thing because you new to reinvent the way you process information and I don't think of passing from a binary system (base 2) to a base 16. To now, the only theoric ways of using qBits told us that it is way better a doing parallel calculation instead of sequential.

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  43. xXmrflipXx said:

    😀

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  44. 99codemister said:

    about 30 fps. Java sucks.

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  45. xXmrflipXx said:

    How much fps will minecraft get on this?

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  46. LimitedWard said:

    That's only because scientist have not discovered the other uses of quantum computing. Keep in mind, this technology is still in it's infancy. When computers were first invented, we only thought they would be useful for simple arithmetic or tabulation problems for large companies. We never knew the direction computers would take just as we will not know where quantum computing will take us.

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  47. 666qwertz said:

    Not really, quantum computers can only do certain (mathematical computation) jobs a lot faster. It wouldnt be much useful for most tasks you do in your daily life using a computer.

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  48. randfur said:

    This was VERY cool to see, thanks four giving us a decent and down to Earth tour of the place.

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  49. Jakub Blažej said:

    what capacity are they?

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