CERN is building a new data centre in Budapest, Hungary in an attempt to dramatically improve the compute resources available to particle physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The European organisation went to tender for a second 'Tier Zero' data centre after finding that its 1970s-era, 3.4 MW facility in Geneva, Switzerland was hitting capacity contraints. It decided in May to build the new facility at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Budapest. CERN operates the US$6.3 billion LHC on the border of Switzerland and France, with a budget of about US$164 million for IT equipment and labour over the life of the LHC's six experiments.
Source: IT News