CERN Accelerating science

SoFTware development for experiments group

A two-day workshop was held at CERN to discuss a new initiative for establishing a collaboration that would foster the further development of scientific software packages for use in HEP experiments worldwide.

First beta release of ROOT 6

by Fons Rademakers for the ROOT team

The first beta release of ROOT 6 has been released while a large number of challenges are still lying ahead.

The new Geant4 release 10.0

by Gabriele Cosmo, Vladimir Ivantchenko & Alberto Ribon

The new 2013 release of Geant4 introduces many new features in different areas, including geometry modelling as well as electromagnetic and hadronic physics.

Geant4: A powerful tool for Medical Applications

by Panos Charitos

Geant4, a powerful simulation toolkit developed for High Energy Physics studies, today finds many applications in medical physics.

This summer, PH/SFT group took part in the Google Summer of Code programme for the third year in succession. Open to students from all over the world, this programme leads to very successful collaborations for open source software projects.

SFT group participation in EPLANET project

by Panos Charitos

In 2012 SFT organised two visits by SFT staff members to Larin-America in order to develop a series of tutorials and give basic training in concurrent programming.

Exploring the ROOT(s)

Interview with René BRUN

by Panos Charitos

René BRUN talks about the difficulties and the rewarding moments of a long-established carreer at CERN and shares his thoughts with the new generation of software developers. 

A new iOS Application that brings CERN news and information on your iPad or iPhone has been developed following a joint effort between the SFT and EDU groups.

C++ and CERN

by Axel Naumann

C++ moves to C++11 and CERN participates in the standardization process. The next committee meeting will take place from 15-20 April in Bristol and a special computing seminar will be organiced at CERN on April 4. 



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