Who are we?
CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership that works to accelerate the development of cutting-edge ICT solutions for the worldwide LHC community and wider scientific research. Through CERN openlab, CERN collaborates with leading ICT companies and research institutes. br>
Within this framework, CERN provides access to its complex ICT infrastructure and its engineering experience — in some cases even extended to collaborating institutes worldwide. Testing in CERN’s demanding environment provides the ICT industry collaborators with valuable feedback on their products, while enabling CERN to assess the merits of new technologies in their early stages of development for possible future use. This framework also offers a neutral ground for carrying out advanced research-and-development activities with more than one company. Find out more in our FAQs.
In 2016, CERN openlab celebrated its 15th anniversary. Read this opinion piece from the CERN Director-General to find out more about the key role CERN openlab has played in making the world-leading physics research carried out at CERN possible. br>
Since its foundation in 2001, CERN openlab has run in successive three-year phases. In 2018, CERN openlab began its sixth three-year phase. In preparation for this, we published a white paper identifying future ICT challenges in scientific research. You can also find out more about CERN openlab’s previous phases on our old website.
We are proud to introduce you to the leading ICT companies and research organisations with whom we are collaborating.
Read our brochure to find out more about how you can work with us.
CERN openlab is run by a compact managment team, based in the CERN IT department.
Find out more about members by clicking on the fields below.
Each project team within CERN openlab is supervised by a member of CERN staff. These project coordinators also act as a liaison between CERN and the company collaborating in the project. At monthly review meetings, the project coordinators update the CERN management team on the progress of projects, thus ensuring timely follow-up of any issues that may arise.
|Project coordinators||Project title|
|Federico Carminati||Code modernisation: fast simulation|
|Eric Van Herwijnen||Conditions database for the SHiP experiment|
|Luca Mascetti||EOS productisation|
|Tony Cass||Extreme Flow Optimizer|
|Olof Bärring and Niko Neufeld||High-throughput computing collaboration|
|Fernando Varela||Industrial control and monitoring|
|Maria Girone and Luca Canali||Intel big-data analytics|
|Tim Bell||OpenStack clouds|
|Tim Bell||OpenStack containers|
|Eric Grancher and Eva Dafonte Perez||Oracle big-data analytics|
|Eva Dafonte Perez and Katarzyna Maria Dziedziniewicz-Wojcik||Oracle cloud|
|Artur Wiecek||Oracle WebLogic on Kubernetes|
|Federico Carminati||Quantum computing for high-energy physics|
|Olof Bärring||RapidIO for data acquisition|
|Andrey Ustyuzhanin||Yandex data popularity and anomaly detection|