Our resources

CERN openlab undertakes significant outreach activities in support of its technical work, with project results presented at a wide range of major international conferences. Below you can find our latest annual reports, technical documents, presentations, member case studies, press coverage, and videos. You can also find our 2017 whitepaper on future ICT challenges in scientific research here.

Technical documents

Find the latest technical documents published by members of our collaboration below.

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Calorimetry with Deep Learning: Particle Simulation and Reconstruction for Collider Physics

Using detailed simulations of calorimeter showers as training data, we investigate the use of deep learning algorithms for the simulation and reconstruction of particles produced in high-energy physics collisions.

Summer-student-report: Evaluation of Erasure Coding and other features of Hadoop 3

Hadoop ecosystem is distributed computing platform for Big Data solutions by comprising  autonomous components such as HDFS, Spark, YARN etc. HDFS is a Hadoop Distributed File  System for data storage. Current HDFS supports 3x replication for data fault-tolerance. When a 

Summer-student-report: Big Data Analysis and Machine Learning at Scale with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

This work has successfully deployed two different use cases of interest for High Energy Physics  using cloud resources:   CMS Big data reduction: This use case consists in running a data reduction workloads for 

Summer-student-report: Function-as-a-Service on Kubernetes using Knative

T​he CERN Cloud Infrastructure team provides compute resources as a service to teams  across CERN. Users can provision resources to process experiment data, host web  applications, and accomplish other computing tasks. 


Summer-student-report: Benchmarking and optimising large scale parallel workflows

The main idea of this project is to carry out performance analysis on the RDataFrame class within the  ROOT operational framework. For this purpose, scalability analysis are performed on the execution 



Find the latest presentations by members of our collaboration below.

Presentation title Relevant event Date File
Introduction to CERN openlab for 2019 CERN Open Days (French version) 2019 CERN Open Days 18-12-19
Introduction to CERN openlab for 2019 CERN Open Days (English version) 2019 CERN Open Days 01-10-19
Quantum Computing for High Energy Physics Applications PhD Course PhD Course on Quantum Computing 2018, University of Pavia 07-03-19
BioDynaMo: Biological simulation in the cloud CERN IT Technical Forum 10-08-18
Containers on Baremetal And Preemptible Servers at CERN and SKA OpenStack summit 10-07-18

Member case studies

Find all the latest announcements, press releases, blog posts, and videos from our collaborators below.

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Samara University’s first project with CERN OpenLab

CERN OpenLab is a public-private partnership, through which CERN collaborates with leading ICT companies and other research organizations.

Oracle Cloud helps CERN explore our universe

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, uses Oracle Autonomous Database to support the control systems for the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

Oracle déploie un nouveau datacenter pour son Cloud de Nouvelle Génération à Zurich

La Poste, Expersoft Systems, Orange Business Services et bien d’autres clients saluent la mise en place de la plate-forme cloud la plus avancée de Suisse, pour continuer à innover et accélérer leur croissance.

Combining Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning for the Large Hadron Collider

With a circumference of 27 kilometers and more than 6,000 superconducting magnets, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world’s largest machine and most sophisticated scientific instrument.

Oracle eröffnet Cloud-Rechenzentrum der nächsten Generation in Zürich

Die Schweizerische Post, Expersoft Systems, Orange Business Services und viele weitere Kunden begrüßen fortschrittlichste Cloud-Infrastruktur in der Schweiz. Neuer Oracle Standort erlaubt Kunden, Innovationen und Wachstum weiter voranzutreiben.


Press coverage

Find all the latest CERN openlab press cuttings below.