The CCC is the nerve centre of the CERN beam systems. Seen from above, the CERN Control Centre resembles the shape of a quadrupole magnet. The consoles are distributed in four circles, called “islands”, dedicated to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), the Proton Synchrotron (PS) Complex and the Technical Infrastructure (TI) respectively. Spread between TI and LHC are the Cryogenics consoles. Being in the same room allows the 24h-manned islands to be constantly in touch with one another, thus ensuring the best performance of the machines.
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