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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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.

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

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.

Subatomic particles and big data: Google joins CERN openlab

Today we are excited to announce that Google has signed an agreement to join CERN openlab. Together, we will be working to explore possibilities for joint research and development projects in cloud computing, machine learning, and quantum computing.

Micron Joins CERN openlab, Bringing New Machine Learning Capabilities to Advance Science and Research

Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq: MU) an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, today announced the company has joined CERN openlab


Press coverage

Find all the latest CERN openlab press cuttings below.