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Collaborators meet at CERN — annual report published

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:02
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Today, CERN openlab is holding its annual ‘Collaboration Board’ meeting. The event sees representatives of the companies and research institutes collaborating in CERN openlab come to CERN to review the progress made last year and discuss plans for the future. Find out more about our work in the latest CERN openlab annual report, published today.

Also, you can read an opinion piece by Fabiola Gianotti, the CERN Director-General, about the importance of CERN openlab’s work here. “For 15 years, this unique public-private partnership has worked to ensure that members of CERN’s scientific community have access to the very latest ICT solutions to help them carry out their challenging physics research,” writes Gianotti. “I would like to thank each of the companies collaborating in CERN openlab — as well as, most importantly, the people themselves — for their terrific efforts in supporting CERN’s work.”

Technical workshops prepare ground for CERN openlab VI

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 16:28
Monday, 6 March, 2017

Last week, CERN openlab hosted the first of three technical workshops in preparation for the collaboration’s next three-year phase, which starts in 2018. These workshops bring together researchers and representatives of leading ICT companies to discuss the challenges that the high-energy physics community and other fields of ‘big science’ will face over the coming years.

Last week’s workshop focused specifically on topics related to data-centre technologies and infrastructures. A workshop on computer platforms and software will take place later this month, with another scheduled on machine learning and data analytics in April.

“There was plenty of in-depth discussion at the first workshop, on topics such as networking, clouds, storage, databases, and data-centre architectures,” says Maria Girone, CERN openlab CTO. “By bringing together a range of perspectives on these topics, we’re able to identify the most beneficial areas for collaboration in CERN openlab’s next three-year phase.”

In September, CERN openlab will publish a whitepaper based on the outcomes of these workshops. With the LHC and the experiments set to undergo major upgrade work in 2019 and 2020, CERN openlab’s sixth phase offers a clear opportunity to develop ICT solutions that will make a tangible difference for researchers at CERN when the upgraded LHC and experiments come online in 2021.

Find out more about our areas of work in our current three-year phase here.

 

Two weeks left to apply for the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme 2017

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 12:19
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

Applications for the 2017 CERN openlab Summer Student Programme are open until 23:59 CET on 15 February, 2017. Don't delay: apply and open a world of possibilities!

By joining the programme, you will work on ambitious IT projects using some of the latest hardware and software technologies, and see how advanced IT solutions are used in high-energy physics. In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend a series of lectures developed for the CERN openlab summer students, given by IT experts on advanced CERN-related topics. Included in the programme are also visits at the CERN facilities and experiments, as well as other research laboratories and companies.

The CERN openlab Summer Student Programme is much more than just a summer at CERN. It can lead to follow-on projects in your home institute. It may even inspire you to become an entrepreneur in cutting-edge computing technologies!

More details on the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme are available here.

Apply now on the 'Careers at CERN' website(link is external)

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