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Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang' 570

buildslave writes "The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a 'mini-Big Bang' by smashing together lead ions instead of protons. The scientists working at the enormous machine on the Franco-Swiss border achieved the unique conditions on 7 November. The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the center of the Sun."

Comment Google (Score 3, Informative) 207

I've seen some of the hardware google uses and it's not fancy name brand redundant everything servers. In fact their setups might shock some IT traditionalists. They seem to use standard mother boards mounted on open shelfs(no case), with a psu and an IDE hard drive.

From what I've read about google their philosophy is it's better to have a number of redundant servers, then one critical server.

One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener