Data Centre

The CERN Data Centre is the heart of CERN’s entire scientific, administrative, and computing infrastructure. All services, including email, scientific data management and videoconferencing use equipment based in the data centre. 

The 230 000 processor cores and 15 000 servers run 24/7. Over 90% of the resources for computing in the Data Centre are provided through a private cloud based on OpenStack, an open-source project to deliver a massively scalable cloud operating system.

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Take an immersive trip through the CERN Data Centre

On board a racing drone for a tour of the CERN Data Centre

Drone freestyle and racing world class champion Chad Nowak came to CERN to record acrobatic footage. Watch this acrobatic video to get a glimpse of the CERN data centre: the heart of CERN’s entire scientific, administrative, and computing infrastructure! To know more about the data centre, check https://cds.cern.ch/record/1604210 (Video: CERN)