Data centre opens

19 July 2013

CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics inaugurated the CERN Tier-0 data-centre extension in Budapest on 13 June, marking the completion of the facility. CERN’s director-general, Rolf Heuer, far left, joined József Pálinkás, president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary, in the ceremonial “cutting the ribbon”, in the company of Péter József Lévai, far right, general director of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (RCP). This extension adds up to 2.5 MW capacity to the 3.5 MW load of the data centre at CERN’s Meyrin site, which has already reached its limit. The dedicated and redundant 100 Gbit/s circuits connecting the two sites have been functional since February and about 20,000 computing cores, 500 servers and 5.5 PB of storage are already operational at the new facility.

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