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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A New Platform for Large-Scale Biological Simulation

Computer simulations have become a very powerful tool for scientific research. In order to facilitate research in computational biology, the BioDynaMo project aims at a general platform for biological computer simulations, which should be executable on hybrid cloud computing systems.

From Physics to industry: EOS outside HEP

In the competitive market for large-scale storage solutions the current main disk storage system at CERN EOS has been showing its excellence in the multi-Petabyte high-concurrency regime.

Exploring RapidIO Technology within a DAQ System Event Building Network

Exploring RapidIO RapidIO (http://rapidio.org/) technology is a packet-switched high-performance fabric, which has been under active development since 1997. The technology is used in all 4G/LTE basestations worldwide.

RapidIO as a multi-purpose interconnect

RapidIO (http://rapidio.org/) technology is a packet-switched high-performance fabric, which has been under active development since 1997. Originally meant to be a front side bus, it developed into a system level interconnect which is today used in all 4G/LTE base stations world wide.

A Deep Learning tool for fast detector simulation

Machine Learning techniques have been used in different applications by the HEP community: in this talk, we discuss the case of detector simulation.



Find the latest presentations by members of our collaboration below.

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BioDynaMo: Biological simulation in the cloud CERN IT Technical Forum 10-08-18
Moving from CellsV1 to CellsV2 at CERN OpenStack summit in Vancouver 10-07-18
Containers on Baremetal And Preemptible Servers at CERN and SKA OpenStack summit 10-07-18
Maria Girone ISC keynote ISC 2018 25-06-18
Multi-Cloud Federated Kubernetes at CERN KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 04-05-18

Member case studies

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

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Gaining New Insights from Data Lakes

A data lab is an incubator for innovation that enables fast experimentation with massive amounts of data. This allows you to discover, manipulate, visualize, and iteratively model data, and explore it for its potential.

Winners Announced! Highly Talented CERN Student Researchers Innovate on HPC, AI & IOT in the Modern Code Developer Challenge

CERN openlab and Intel are pleased to announce the winners of the Intel® Modern Code Developer Challenge! The announcement was made today at ‘SC17’, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, in Denver, Colorado, USA.

How Will CERN Handle Exabytes of High-Energy Physics Data?

CERN, established in 1954, is the world's largest particle physics laboratory. Its aim is to study the fundamental structure of the universe, as well as promote science as a means for peace and train the next generation of physicists and engineers.

Announcing the Intel Modern Code Developer Challenge from CERN openlab

It is always an exciting time when I get to announce a Modern Code Developer Challenge from my friends at Intel, but it is even more special when I get to announce a collaboration with the brilliant minds at CERN.

Brain Development Simulation, 300x Faster

All human beings start their life as a single cell. As this cell divides, daughter cells can move and produce substances. These processes guide future generations of cells into differentiation and tissue formation.