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New computational platform to study biological processes

Scientists have launched a unique software that is able to perform highly complex simulations of a variety of biological processes. 

IBM welcomes CERN as a new hub in the IBM Quantum Network

Particle physics is at the core of our understanding of the fundamental laws governing Nature. To shed light on the sub-atomic scale, humans engineered powerful particle accelerators that can disclose the fundamental laws governing the universe.

Introduction with CERN openlab’s Maria Girone | Intel Software Vodcast

Maria Girone gives an overview of CERN, the technologies and science behind various experiments, and an overview of what their recent interns have done using oneAPI technology.

CERN & IBM Research Exploring quantum computing for high energy physics

This is a recording of a live discussion of Alberto Di Meglio, Head of CERN openlab, with IBM considering their joint collaboration on Quantum computing.

E4 Computer Engineering, not just Hpc

High Performance Computing (HPC) refers to computing technologies used by clustered computers to have high-performance computing capabilities, using parallel computing. In fact, the best Italian expression that can be used instead of the acronym is "high performance calculation".

On Demand Webinars: High Performance Computing for Research in Government and Education with Oracle

From the depths of outer space to the microscopic cells that make up the human body, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the computing powerhouse behind some of the most groundbreaking scientific discoveries of our time.

Surrey develops a breakthrough new simulation platform

Computer scientists from the University of Surrey have helped to create state-of-the-art software that could be used to simulate how the brain develops or cancers progress, allowing healthcare professionals to develop better treatment strategies.

CERN Accelerates Simulation Workloads with AI

In order to help address future needs for CERN’s LHC (Large Hadron Collider—the world’s largest particle accelerator), researchers at CERN, SURFsara, and Intel have been rethinking approaches for supplying extraordinary new levels of Monte Carlo-based simulations.

Accelerating Science with CERN and Oracle

Eric Grancher, Head of Database Services Group at CERN, explains the immense scale of CERN's work, the use of Oracle technologies, and the collaboration with Oracle.

Registration Open for Internet2-Oracle Webinar: “Accelerating Science with CERN and Oracle” on January 26

CERN uses Oracle solutions to support the control systems for the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

CERN Hybrid Cloud Empowers Breakthrough Research

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle accelerator on earth. Every second, extremely sensitive detectors capture petabytes of data resulting from each experimental run using the LHC.

How Intel Is Helping CERN to Unlock the Biggest Mysteries in Science

The world of scientific research produces massive amounts of data at an ever-increasing pace. One of the biggest challenges for researchers is how to store and process it.

Computer simulation for understanding brain cancer growth

The growth of brain cancers can be better understood with the help of a new computer simulation by international scientists co-ordinated by Newcastle University.

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.

be-studys, filiale du groupe be-ys, rejoint le CERN openlab.

be-studys, filiale du groupe be-ys dédiée à la recherche et à l’innovation, est la première ETI française à rejoindre le CERN openlab.

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.

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.

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

World’s Only Autonomous Database Delivers Unrivaled Capabilities

Press release with brief mention of CERN as one of the organisations that will be featured at OOW '18.

Samara University teams up with the European Organization for Nuclear Research through CERN openlab

The university becomes from the first of October a Research member of CERN openlab. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN was founded in 1954 in Switzerland; it is home to the world’s largest and most powerful scientific instruments and particle accelerators.

E4 Computer Engineering joins CERN openlab, advancing the development of key projects on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

E4 Computer Engineering, the Italian company leader in HPC, AI and storage solutions, announces today that it has joined CERN openlab, a public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies.

CERN i Oracle rozszerzają współpracę badawczo-rozwojową

Europejska Organizacja Badań Jądrowych CERN przedłużyła współpracę z Oracle na kolejne trzy lata.

Plenty of Opportunities to do your Research

Overview of upcoming events, with brief mention of the fact that CERN will be represented at Oracle OpenWorld.

Oracle in Research Institutions

Oracle has supported the research community for more than a quarter century. Recent advancements in cloud deployment of high-performance computing infrastructure and advanced analytics solutions are focused on one goal—accelerating enterprise research at scale.

CERN Project Sees Orders-of-Magnitude Speedup with AI Approach By Rob Farber

An award-winning effort at CERN has demonstrated potential to significantly change how the physics based modeling and simulation communities view machine learning.

Three Approaches to HPC and AI Convergence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is by no means a new concept. The idea has been around since Alan Turing’s publication of “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” in the 1950s.

Big Data - How can we succeed?

Data. It’s big. It’s getting bigger. In fact, it’s growing exponentially. It’s produced by more and more people. It’s created by an increasing number of things – commonly called devices. It is becoming more varied and more unstructured.

Intel Parallel Computing Center at CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research

Intel Parallel Computing Center at CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research

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.

Enabling Research at Scale

Oracle's high-performance cloud computing infrastructure, combined with our deep research heritage – is changing the game for research organizations worldwide.


A public-private partnership, CERN openlab, enables CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, to collaborate with leading ICT companies and research organizations on developing custom ICT solutions for the research community.

Tracking Down the Big Bang: CERN and Oracle Extend Research and Development Partnership

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is extending its partnership with Oracle for another three years.

CERN und Oracle verlängern Forschungs- und Entwicklungspartnerschaft

Das Entwicklungs- und Forschungsprogramm CERN der Europäische Organisation für Kernforschung (CERN) verlängert seine Partnerschaft mit Oracle um weitere drei Jahre. Diese Partnerschaft wird durch ein Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprogramm des Laboratoriums namens CERN openlab realisiert.

40 Years of Technology and Research Evolution

Sadly (for us, not him) Jim McDowell is retiring after 40 stellar years in the technology and research industries. He has kindly penned his closing thoughts below. I am sure you will enjoy reading his take on the past, present and future.

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.