CERN Accelerating science

Tony Cass

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Group Leader Communication Systems
Liaison with partner HP
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Tony Cass joined CERN's Information Technology Department in 1987 after completing a PhD in Particle Physics at the University of Liverpool. After initial assignments in the CERN Program Library and working with CERN’s IBM/VMCMS service, Tony played a leading role in the development of workstation based interactive computing,  led the refurbishment of a 30-year old computer centre to meet the needs of LHC computing and has had major responsibilities in the operation and management of large scale batch processing, data storage systems and for corporate, research and accelerator databases. Tony currently leads CERN’s Communication Systems Group with a remit covering an extensive wired and wireless campus network, a dedicated network supporting control systems for the LHC accelerator, high-performance networking for the LHC experiments and the data centre, dedicated 10Gbps and 100Gbps international links, fixed and mobile telephony services, and radio communications.