The ALICE software environment (AliRoot) first saw light in 1998, at a time when computing in high-energy physics was facing a challenging task. A community of several thousand users and developers ha...
A look at the unique aspects of a project to promote awareness of Grid computing.
How can high-energy physics data best be saved for the future?
Something happened at CERN in 1989 that changed the world forever.
A new model for partnership between CERN and industry is both integrating and testing emerging computer technologies for the LHC Computing Grid.
I don’t remember exactly who first proposed running physics batch jobs on a UNIX workstation, rather than on the big IBM or Cray mainframes that were doing that kind of production work in 1989 a...
“It was a weird conference,” said Ethernet inventor and self-styled technology pundit, Bob Metcalfe, summing up the eighth World Wide Web conference (WWW8). “Imagine,” he conti...
The 1989 Computing In High Energy Physics conference weighed up the challenges of analysing LEP and other data.
High energy physics still has a lot to gain from microprocessor applications, wrote the Courier in 1979.
In March 1972 – the year Intel’s 8008 processor was launched and the compact disc invented – CERN’s Lew Kowarski explained why computers were here to stay.