Exploration on the Big Data frontier

Tim Smith of the CERN IT department teams up with TED-Ed animators to explain how CERN has tackled its Big Data challenge over the years


(Video: Tim Smith/TED-Ed)

For over 50 years, CERN has been tackling the torrents of data produced by its accelerators and experiments. Data-storage tools and techniques have evolved over this time. For the video above, TED-Ed animators teamed up with Tim Smith of the CERN IT department to plot CERN's involvement with big data through the years. 

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