Chris Warrick, Head of Communications Group, gave an interesting introduction to JET at CCFE, its history and future. We then split into three groups for a fascinating tour of the facility, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment. We concluded with a talk by Jonathan Farthing, Head of CODAS & IT, on the place of IT in CCFE and the work that they are doing to develop IT at ITER, the new world centre for fusion research which is due to open in 2019.
Figure 1. Internal view of the JET vacuum vessel (with hot plasma inset)
Figure 2. Over the whole life of JET the amount of data collected per pulse has increased according to Moore’s Law, doubling every two years