First off I am new to computer science (first semester) and do not know anything about physics, so I am appologizing up front for this not very scientific question.
I've been wondering how data is processed at the
LHC. I am sure
CERN doesn't just use one programming language to write code but I am curious what the fastest (machine nearest?) language is, keeping in mind that particles at
LHC are nearly moving at the speed of light.
So if for example a sensor senses a particle on one side of the
LHC, and there is a sensor on the other side of the LHC, data from one side to the other would have a direct and shorter way, but the processing would have to take less than a 50 millionth of second (est.), right?