Think you're hard on your hardware? ESA scientists definitely have you beat. The researchers took one of Intel's Myriad 2 "AI" systems to CERN, and blasted it with heavy ions from the 7 kilometer-long particle accelerator. Calling this a "radiation" test is almost a misnomer, as typical radiation sources on Earth's surface don't produce ions as massive, or as fast, as the ones produced by CERN's particle accelerator. Still, this is definitely not a test you'd want to watch in-person. The experiment was conducted in an underground "cave" surrounded by concrete, and scientists had to leave the room before firing the beam.
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