Where's da Higgs at, yo?
> "full design power of 7 TeV per beam in 2015"
Sadly not. CERN seems to have settled for a maxout at 6.5 TeV for safety reasons. They don't want to risk blowing the interconnects, if I understand correctly.
And in particular, the summary of the Chamonix technical meeting [Not averse to skiing, are we?], here:
"DO NOT GO FOR 7TeV PER BEAM DUE TO THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH MANY HUNDREDS (THOUSAND) QUENCHES - Around 6.5TeV/beam is safer and sufficient"