openlab - III
of the third phase of openlab was similar to the previous
ones, with the aim of hosting a few major projects with a
particular focus on technologies and services relevant to
CERN as the WLCG Tier-0 as well as other nodes in the Grid.
The technical activities were organised in different domains
Controls Competence Centre (ACCC), CERN and Siemens are collaborating
on security, as well as the opening of automation tools towards
software engineering and handling of large
In partnership with Oracle, the
Database Competence Centre
(DCC) focuses on items, such as data distribution and
replication, monitoring and infrastructure
management, highly available database services,
application design, as well as automatic failover
and standby databases.
One focus of
Networking Competence Centre
(NCC) was CINBAD, a
research project launched by CERN and HP ProCurve to
understand the behaviour of large computer networks (10’000+
nodes) in High Performance Computing or
large Campus installations.
Since February 2010, a
new openlab team under the
Deployment) carries out
research and provides new
algorithms, guidelines and
support the deployment and operation of the
Wi-Fi infrastructure at CERN.
Platform Competence Centre (PCC) focuses on the PC-based computing hardware
and the related software. In collaboration with Intel, it
addresses important fields such as thermal optimisation,
application tuning and benchmarking. It also has a strong
emphasis on teaching.