Dell Powers IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antartica

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In this video, Dr. Martin Merck from the University of Wisconsin discusses the environmental and compute challenges faced by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory project in Antartica. Dell and Intel were able to provide them with a robust computing solution that met their needs for power efficiency under harsh conditions.

The photos from the site are fascinating, and I found this wonderful video that explains IceCube in Plain English.


The IceCube Neutrino Observatory has just completed construction in Antarctica as of January 2011, and will help scientists search for elusive neutrinos that can help us map out the universe in new and exciting ways. I traveled to the South Pole in November and December 2009 to participate in this project, and reported back to classrooms across the US. This stop-motion animated video is an introduction to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, answering basic questions such as: What is a neutrino? how can we detect them? How does IceCube work?