CERN Accelerating science

Cern: 'We generate 1PB each second. Here's what that's taught us about big data'

Date published: 
21 Feb 2017

Cern's experiments probing the fundamental nature of the universe create a lot of data—roughly four times that held in the US Library of Congress—every second. The EU research institution has a long history of generating more data each day than most companies do in a lifetime, during its experiments colliding particles travelling at close to the speed of light.