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openlab Summer Student Programme 2012

CERN is where the World Wide Web was born over 20 years ago and where dizzying challenges in networking, data processing and storage abound!



Who should apply?

B.Sc., M.Sc., or Ph.D. students in Computer Science or Physics, interested in working on cutting edge technology projects for two months during the period June-September 2012, with the possibility of follow-on projects in their home institutes.


openlab students 2011 at CERN

How to apply?

The application must be submitted to by 30th March 2012 and the following documents should be attached to it: studentís CV, recommendation letter(s) by university supervisor(s) and a motivation letter with an indication of the preferred area of work. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Confirmation of student placement will be made to the students and their supervisors by early May.


The stipend of CHF 5000 is sponsored by CERN and the CERN openlab industrial partners and should cover travel, accommodation and living costs during the two-month stay. Students must have their own health and accident insurance.

Student projects

Several projects and groups at CERN participate in the openlab student programme, including the WLCG (Worldwide LHC Computing Grid). Examples of projects that students undertook in 2011 include:

- Exploitation of the Linux performance monitoring interface (perf)

- Data analysis scalability tests on a research processor

- Cloud computing for control systems

- Integrity checking and monitoring of disk server files

- Benchmarking of a native object data base (ZODB)

- Configuration and management of Grid test beds and many others

A report on the work project carried out is to be handed in at the end of the student stay.


Possible dates of stay can be checked here.


Contact: openlab (dot) students (at) cern (dot) ch



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