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. WLCG distributes, stores and analyses the immense amounts of data generated by the LHC.
Working with the European Union
The IT Department is involved in extensive development in grid computing, networking, storage and industry collaboration.
See EU-Funded IT projects for more information.
Other IT Projects
CERN's IT department is heavily involved in other infrastructure-building projects on a global scale.
CERN Open Data Portal
Data Preservation in High Energy Physics (DPHEP)
|UNOSAT||Creating satellite-derived maps in support of international humanitarian relief effort.|
|Citizen CyberScience||Providing individuals and institutions in the developing world with an appropriate low-cost technology for operational service platforms directed at pressing humanitarian challenges.|
Networking for LHC
|LHCOPN||Large Hadron Collider Optical Private Network|
|LHCONE||LHC Open Network Environment|
|IndiaLink||Dedicated link from India to CERN at 1 gigabit/s for LHC|
|ESnet||High speed TransAtlantic network between CERN and the USA, for the LHC community.|