TEN THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN INTERNET : DOWNLOAD IN ML.SECONDS
This would be like taking ten thousand quantum steps at the click of a mouse.
The speed of the web would be 10000 times faster than broadband in this
summer;courtesy; The Grid by the scientists at CERN,European Organisation for
Grid was launched in 2002 will connect millions of computers to assess the data
generated by experiments in the Large Hydron Collider.The LHC would be enough to
write a pile of CD’s twenty kilometers long each year.
LHC is a machine which would enable two beams of protons or lead ions to collide
at a striking speed of 99.9% light.All these big numbers would help in deeper
understanding of the universe.Scientists would have been facing a lot of difficulties in
storing such a huge data and also power to run computers.But it is almost impossible
atleast with the present computer technology.
The Grid tries to tackle this problem by unifying computers all over the world as one
single,huge and powerful computer.It is actually the software that enables the user to
access computers distributed over a network.It is also called middleware which
connects operating softwares with the application ones.There exist programmes which
use widely distributed computers on a network like seti@home which runs over
5,00,000 pcs worldwide to analyse signals for extra terrestrial life..But CERN
says,the seti@home runs on ideal private pcs,whereas the Grid uses dedicated
resources in major computers centers and can thus handle problems of far
greater,complexity.It will get operational as soon as the LHC is switched on.
The first users of this technogoly other than partical physicists could be biologists and
earth scientists who have to deal with the massive data.For example,to unlock the
secrets of human genome sequencing of three billion chemical units that comprise DNA
And the domestic users would be downloading movies in a fraction of seconds,and
chatting,mailing,uploading at the same second ; may be in few years.
-DR.NAVRAJ SINGH SANDHU