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R&D topic 1:
DATA-CENTRE TECHNOLOGIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
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R&D topic 2:
COMPUTING PERFORMANCE
AND SOFTWARE
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MACHINE LEARNING AND DATA ANALYTICS
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QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES
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APPLICATIONS IN OTHER DISCIPLINES
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CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership, through which CERN collaborates with leading ICT companies and other research organisations. Together we work to accelerate the development of cutting-edge ICT solutions for the research community.

Upcoming events

Workshop: ExaHealth 2021: Exascale computing and machine learning for public health

Time: 1:00 PM Location: Online Location in CERN maps:

With the advanced state of high-performance computing (HPC) at the exascale and the continued development and proliferation of machine learning (ML) / deep learning techniques in all sectors, it is imperative that we ensure that these resources are being used not only for commercial applications but in a realm that affects us all: Public health.

Projects supported by the European Union (such as Exscalate4COV and LIGATE, with the participation of dozens of institutions, including Chelonia Applied Science, hosted at the Innovation Office of University of Basel) as well as initiatives pioneered by CERN openlab (such as CERN Science 4 Open Data) demonstrate the possibilities and prospects of leveraging exascale HPC and ML in the health sciences. But what are we missing? How can we ensure that we will respond quickly and efficiently to future health situations, including (but not limited to) pandemics?

Join us at ExaHealth 2021 to explore how exascale computing and ML are used in the health and life sciences and to begin charting a course for the future.

You can also see our upcoming and past events in our calendar.

A word from the Director-General

Since its foundation in 2001, CERN openlab has been working to help accelerate the development of cutting-edge computing technologies. Such technologies play a vital role in particle physics,
as well as in many other research fields and domains of society, helping scientists to continue pushing back the frontiers of knowledge.

Fabiola Giannoti, CERN Director-General

Read the full text in our 2019 annual report

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