CERN Accelerating science

SoFTware development for experiments group

HL-LHC and future colliders call for more sophisticated experimental technologies. CERN has launched a process to define its R&D programme on new experimental technologies from 2020 onwards.

CernVM turns ten!

by Jakob Blomer, Gerardo Ganis

The 3rd CernVM users workshop brought together users, developers and industry speakers to discuss the current status of the CernVM ecosystem and future directions

The High Luminosity LHC programme not only pushes the frontiers of accelerator and detector technology, but it also brings enormous challenges to the software and computing that is used to turn high luminosity data into physics. 

End of year news from EP-SFT

by P.Mato, J. Harvery, D. Piparo, G. Cosmo, G.Ganis, S. Gleyzer, W. Pokorski

The end of year is traditionally the time when SFT makes new releases of our main software products. This article presents an overview of the ongoing activities.

A new CERN service for web-based data analysis in the cloud: SWAN

by Enric Tejedor, Danilo Piparo EP-SFT

The increase of service offerings for data analysis in the cloud, accessible via a web interface led the SFT and IT-ST groups, to the creation of SWAN, the CERN Service for Web-based ANalysis.

The CERN School of Computing 2016

by Danilo Piparo EP-SFT, Enric Tejedor EP-SFT

The 2016 CERN School of Computing (CSC)  was held in Mol, Belgium from August 28th to September 10th attracting about 50 students from 25 countries.

End of year activities in SFT group

by G. Cosmo, G.Ganis, S. Gleyzer, J.Harvey, A. Naumann

The end of year is traditionally the time when SFT makes new releases of our main software products. It is a very busy time with everyone working energetically to meet various deadlines. All last minute changes and fixes need to be integrated and run through extensive checks to ensure that quality of the performance of the code.

SFT participates for fifth year in Google's Summer of Code programme

by Lorenzo Moneta & Sandro Christian Wenzel

This year, 14 students have been funded by Google to work for 3 months during the summer on CERN open source software projects. The projects involved are related to ROOT, the Geant simulation frameworks and CERNVM, which are developed by the PH-SFT group, and SixTrack, a numerical accelerator simulation software, developed in the Beams department.

First public release of the Virtual Atom Smasher

by Panos Charitos

In May 2015, the first public release was made of Virtual Atom Smasher, an educational game platform that was developed by a partnership between CERN and Citizen Cyberlab.

CERN 60: Public Computing Challenge

by Panos Charitos

 A new web-based volunteer computing platform  was launched in the framework of CERN’s 60th anniversary, allowing volunteers to simulating events from the experiments 



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