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Use the Force… because it’s real!

April 1, 2015
The Force-CERN

Image: Max Brice and Daniel Dominguez/CERN

My day, week, month, year, and lifetime were made today when I learned scientists at the Large Hadron Collider had finally confirmed existence of the Force. I already knew and use it, but receiving scientific conformation is quite the levitating experience. In case you’ve been living alone on Tatooine since 1977, “the Force” is:

“Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi
his power. It’s an energy field created by
all living things. It surrounds us and
penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”

―Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Using the Force” is all about focus. Which brings me to another awesome experiment of the Large Hadron Collider, the Kronos Cloud. The question our cloud Jedi wanted answered is, “With so many Kronos customers migrating to the cloud, will they collide?” The CERN scientists first had to miniaturize all Kronos customers in the cloud, and then, well… The process is very complex, so here’s a description from Wikipedia on what happens:

“When running at full design power of 7 TeV per beam, once or twice a day, as the customers are accelerated from 450 GeV to 7 TeV, the field of the superconducting dipole magnets will be increased from 0.54 to 8.3 teslas (T). The customers will each have an energy of 7 TeV, giving a total collision energy of 14 TeV. At this energy the customers have a Lorentz factor of about 7,500 and move at about0.999999991 c, or about 3 metres per second slower than the speed of light (c). It will take less than 90 microseconds (μs) for a customer to travel once around the main ring – a speed of about 11,000 revolutions per second. Rather than continuous beams, the customers will be bunched together, into up to 2,808 bunches, with 115 billion end users in each bunch so that interactions between the two beams will take place at discrete intervals never shorter than 25 nanoseconds (ns) apart, providing a bunch collision rate of 40 MHz. The design luminosity of the LHC is 1034 cm−2s−1.”

SpaceMountain_000-755630I’m happy to report no customers collided in the LHC or in the Kronos cloud. You see, we use the Force in our cloud and are intensely focused on delivering a collision-free customer experience. You should check it out, Luke. If you’re a smaller customer (up to 1,000 employees, easier to miniaturize), Workforce Ready may be the cloud for you, or if you’re larger and have more complex workforce management needs, try Workforce Central in the cloud.

Either way, the focus and Force of our cloud team will be with you.

Happy April 1st.

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