CERN

CERN is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful accelerator providing research facilities for High Energy Physics researchers across the globe. In the first run of the accelerator, resulting in the Nobel prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson, the LHC experiments generated up to 27 PB of data per year. This rate is anticipated to double in the LHC run starting in 2015. In processing and analysing this data the experiments run more than 2 Million jobs per day on the global distributed computing infrastructure federating more than 200 computer centres worldwide. This is the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) project which is led by CERN, and provides the resources to store, distribute, analyse, and distributed access in close to real-time, LHC data for a global community of more than 10,000 physicists. 

CERN will participate in the deployment of identity federation, platform as a service and orchestration solutions subject to compatibility of the solution with CERN’s OpenStack cloud along with contribution
of cloud instances to provide testing and production resources for the project.