Computing Facilities


The Computing Facilities (CF) group manages and operates the CERN Computer Centre and associated Computing Facilities as well as the workflow-based central IT tools.

Group sections

Section/acronym/contact Description
System Administration and Operations


Leader: Vincent Dore

System administration and Operations of the CERN main Data Centre and associated Computing Facilities, including:

  • Installation, retirements and 24/24 support for the equipment in the computing rooms
  • Design, monitoring and optimisation of the computing rooms.
Facility Planning & Procurement


Leader: Olof Barring

Procurement of equipment for the Computer Centre and associated Computing Facilities, including the related validation activities, as well as planning the needs of procurement and retirements. Maintain an up-to-date hardware inventory for equipment installed in the centralized computing facility.

Technology Competence Centre - Also involved with CERN INTEL and IDT openlab, members of the section evaluate and integrate cutting-edge IT technologies or services in partnership with INTEL and IDT.

Service Management


Leader: Mats Moller

Provides and supports tools for the automated operation of large scale computing facilities as well as the workflow based central IT tools.


Leader: Wayne Salter
Deputy: Olof Barring

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