In the scientific community, the world’s largest particle collider, the European Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is a god-like presence, costing $4.7 billion and a 10-year construction, with a circumference of 27 kilometers and a collision energy of 16TeV, which was discovered in 2012 and won the Nobel Prize in physics.
Currently, CERN is planning a new 100-kilometer-a-week “Future Ring Collider” (FCC) underground in Geneva, Switzerland, which is longer than the Beijing Five Rings and has a collision-like energy of 100TeV, at an estimated cost of at least 21 billion euros, or 166 billion yuan.
Interestingly, AMD also recently revealed that it has reached a partnership with CERN that the Dragon processor will support CERN’s exploration of the secrets of the universe!
According to reports, each particle collision of the LHC will produce up to 40 terabytes of data, need to be stored, analyzed, and filtered out useful data, which naturally requires extremely powerful calculation forces.
To this end, CERN chose AMD’s top-of-the-line second-generation Dragon 7742 processor, which has 64 cores and 128 threads, and received a high rating from Niko Neufeld, head of the LHC’s online computing program: “With AMD Dragon processors, we can get terabytes of data from the server every second in a matter of days.” In the past, this was done with supercomputers, but now it’s a leap from just one server. “
CERN didn’t disclose how much AMD dragon was purchased, but for AMD, it’s another super-big single and a high recognition of its products and technologies.
As for whether the new FCC will continue to work with AMD, it is too early, the European side first must raise enough funds, is expected to be built within 10 years is good.