The importance of computing at CERN contibues to grow through various collaborations. The IT Department is involved in a range of technically challenging projects, committed to innovation and development in large scale distributed computing, networking, large scale data management and storage, and industry collaboration.
Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG)
Our flagship project, a global collaboration linking grid infrastructures and computer centres worldwide. This is to distribute, store and analyse the immense amounts of data generated by the LHC.
CERN openlab is a collaboration between CERN and industrial partners to develop new knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies through the evaluation of advanced solutions and joint research to be used by the worldwide community of scientists working at the LHC.
The IT Department is involved in extensive development in grid computing, networking, storage and industry collaboration.
See EU-Funded IT projects for more information.
The IT Dept is also a major presence in world computing. See Other IT Projects for more information.