Much has been spoken this week of the Higgs boson , which as shown on Wikipedia is “ a hypothetical subatomic particle that is the quantum of the Higgs field. [...] The Higgs boson is usually called the God particle God particle or “.
probably heard that ye boson has been discovered at CERN , but not many people know is that this discovery had to use a lot of computing power, and most computing infrastructure that is based on Linux, and “specifically Scientific Linux and Ubuntu “.
So says one of those involved in the discovery, said on Reddit Linux is used daily in the analysis with tools like ROOT, developed by CERN itself and massive computations.
Good for Linux
once again. And above all, good for those scientists who manage to discoveries that will have a major impact in the knowledge of our origins. It escapes me a bit the magnitude of these findings, but it’s amazing how far we have come … with the help of Linux!
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