IBM have announced that it has reached an agreement with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization of Japan to develop for the group the "KEK Central Computer System," a server and storage solution that will be used to further advance man's understanding of the universe.
Researchers will use the system to analyze data generated from experiments in elementary particle and atomic nuclear research, as well as data from synchrotron radiation, neutron and muon research. The system will also be used for theoretical calculations to develop new accelerators. It is expected to start operation in February 2012. The KEK Central Computer System will consist of more than 370 highly scalable IBM iDataPlex systems that are capable of high-speed processing while consuming little power and taking up little space.