CERN Accelerating science

Lecture 15: Evolution in Computing Hardware - Part 1

Date: 
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 -
15:00 to 16:30

Brief description: This lecture will review key aspects of CERN’s computing from 1974 - 2014; four decades that correspond to the speaker’s employment period.

Speaker's short bio: Sverre Jarp worked in the IT Department at CERN for over 40 years and held multiple managerial and technical positions promoting advanced but cost-effective, large-scale computing and data management solutions for the Laboratory. Today, as honorary staff at CERN, he retains an unabated interest in several areas, in particular the domain of Big Data combined with High Throughput Computing as well as application scalability based on vector- and parallel-programming. S. Jarp holds a degree in Theoretical Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.