Limelight Networks, Inc., a provider of edge cloud services, has announced that the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is using Limelight’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) to live stream scientific discoveries to thousands of researchers, engineers, and physicists around the world.
CERN, a giant when it comes to physics laboratories, is home to some of the most sophisticated research equipment that’s used to analyze how particles interact with one another. CERN’s ultimate goal is to help unlock many of the unsolved mysteries of the universe.
Although CERN normally shares knowledge with the general public and other scientists, they needed a reliable system to continuously stream video to viewers watching from one of its 260 onsite conference rooms and to those watching overseas.
Limelight Networks was CERN’s choice, as Limelight has servers located all over the world and delivers live streams based on the fastest possible server at that given time. In response, this helps reduce bottlenecks. As a result, viewers can tune into any live webcast, such as the Higgs boson discovery, which was streamed via Limelight to more than 50,000 simultaneous viewers.
“When CERN makes a major announcement, we use Limelight to make sure information is flawlessly livestreamed in real-time and to handle traffic spikes along the way. Limelight’s team of engineers is on hand to join events and are available to us 24×7 to ensure everything runs smoothly,” says Marek Domaracky, Webcast Service Manager in CERN’s IT Department.
Limelight is glad to be a part of airing life-changing discoveries.
“We’re honored to help CERN deliver on its mission of communicating knowledge within the science community and with the public at large,” says Emma Whitmore, Head of Account Management, EMEA at Limelight. “Our CDN is helping to unite people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science for the benefit of all.”