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.

28-11-16
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.

01-09-17
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.

10-05-17
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.

20-06-17
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.

27-06-18

Presentations

Find the latest presentations by members of our collaboration below.

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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
Moving from CellsV1 to CellsV2 at CERN OpenStack summit in Vancouver 10-07-18
Maria Girone ISC keynote ISC 2018 25-06-18

Member case studies

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

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CERN, IBM Collaborate on Quantum Computing

Within the next years, the data output generated by CERN experiments will increase drastically, and therefore CERN's needs for data processing. To meet this challenge, CERN openlab and IBM collaborate in the promising field of quantum computing.

12-03-19
ExxonMobil and World's Leading Research Labs Collaborate with IBM to Accelerate Joint Research in Quantum Computing

ExxonMobil, CERN, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Join the IBM Q Network.

08-01-19
Micron’s Technology Helping CERN Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Roughly 14 billion years ago, the Big Bang created the universe, the existence of time, solar systems like Earth’s, and, eventually, life itself.

19-12-18
Scientists Tap Cloud-Based Supercomputers in Search of Physics, Medical Breakthroughs

CERN is investigating the use of Oracle cloud services to monitor data from the massive collider, which in 2012 helped physicists discover the elusive Higgs boson, a completely new particle related to a field that imbues other subatomic

29-11-18
Micron Engineers Collaborate to Enable Science Researchers to Turn Data Into Insight.

Curiosity and a hunger for knowledge are arguably the primary human characteristics that define us as a species and have driven us from prehistoric cave-dwellers to space-travelers.

10-12-18