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Google Summer of Code brings Students to HEP Software Projects

Google Summer of Code is a programme that brings together students wanting to code for Open Source software projects and mentors who can introduce them to exciting projects and the full software development cycle. As a major supporter of Open Source…

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Tips for a better virtual experience

A year ago, as the first reports of COVID-19 infections started to reach us from China, it was almost certain that none of us really foresaw the impact that the pandemic would have on our lives and on high-energy physics as a field in 2020. As…

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Random Number Generators for Precision Monte Carlos

The Monte Carlo method is used primarily for calculations that are too difficult or even impossible to perform analytically, so that as our experiments and theories become more accurate, we become more dependent on the quality of our MC calculations…

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CernVM 2019 Workshop

From 3rd June to 5th June, the 2019 CernVM Workshop took place. As about every 18 months, the CernVM workshop brings together software developers from EP-SFT, computing experts from the LHC experiments, WLCG system operators, and invited speakers…

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ROOT 10th workshop: Fun with Data

ROOT is a modular software toolkit mainly developed in the SFT group and is made for processing, analysing and visualising scientific data. It also allows to read and write data: presently, LHC experiments alone produced about 1 Exabyte (one million…

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CERN – HEP Software Foundation participates in Google's Summer of Code 2018

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) allows students to contribute to development of open-source projects, mentored by participating organizations. CERN-SFT participates in GSoC since 2011. In 2017, the programme expanded to involve the whole high-energy…

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ROOT Users Workshop 2018

ROOT Users Workshop 2018 10th of September 2018 to 13th of September 2018 To discuss and shape the future of ROOT, the ROOT team would like to invite you to the 11th ROOT Users' Workshop. This time we will meet in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia…

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CernVM turns ten!

The 3rd CernVM users workshop took place at CERN from 30 January to 1 February 2018. The workshop aims to bring together users, developers and industry speakers to discuss the current status of the CernVM ecosystem and the future directions, with a…

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End of year news from EP-SFT

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…

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

In the last few years, a clear trend has emerged in the data science industry: the increase of service offerings for data analysis in the cloud, accessible via a web interface. It is precisely this phenomenon that led us, the SFT and IT-ST groups,…

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