Remote Operations Center

The Remote Operations Center at Fermilab keeps U.S. scientists and technicians vitally connected to activities at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Remote Operations Center at Fermilab

The ROC at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois remotely supports the CMS experiment located 4,000 miles away in Cessy, France. The ROC allows US physicists to help operate the CMS detector and monitor the LHC accelerator.

Software developed at Fermilab and CERN coupled with fast data transfer between CERN and the US CMS computing center at Fermilab make remote operations possible. Real-time discussion among scientists at the ROC, CMS facilities at CERN, and the German laboratory DESY assist the seamless round-the-clock operation of the CMS experiment.

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