CERN openlab ‘open day’ marks 15 years of fruitful collaboration

CERN openlab (see here) is organising an ‘open day’ event on 8-9 June 2016. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about CERN openlab’s work: collaborating with leading ICT companies and research institutes to accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions for the worldwide LHC community, as well as for wider scientific research.


The event will take place at CERN in the main auditorium, as well as in the upstairs mezzanine area of the main building. It will feature both talks and posters on the achievements of diverse CERN openlab projects over the last year. There will also be hands-on technology demonstrations from companies working with CERN openlab, so that you too can discover the latest ICT innovations.

The event marks 15 years since CERN openlab was established. “Since 2001, 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 push back the frontiers of physics,” says Alberto Di Meglio, head of CERN openlab. “We’re proud to continue supporting the LHC research programme in this manner and we’re very excited to show you the ground-breaking work we’ve been doing together with our collaborators during our current phase.”

Huawei, Intel, Oracle and Siemens are all partner companies in the current phase of CERN openlab. Brocade, Cisco, IDT, Rackspace and Seagate are contributors, while Yandex and Comtrade are associate members. The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Innopolis University, Kazan Federal University, and Newcastle University are all research members.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how research and industry can work together in close partnership to drive innovation in support of the scientific community, then this event is for you.

For further details — including registration information — please visit the Indico page.

by Andrew Purcell