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The World’s Fastest Image Processor

Roland Piquepaille writes “This image processor is not your typical digital camera. It took 6 years, 20 people, and $6 million to build the ‘Regional Calorimeter Trigger‘ (RCT) which will be a component of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, one of the detectors on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The RCT will fill several racks of space in order to process 4 trillion bits of information per second while analyzing a billion proton collisions per second. The camera is currently being tested at the University of Wisconsin at Madison before being shipped to Geneva in June to participate in the first experiments in 2007.”

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