IT Lightning Talks: session #22

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre (CERN)

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre


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Alberto Di Meglio (CERN), Pedro Ferreira (CERN), Sebastian Lopienski (CERN)

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IT Lightning Talks: session #22
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    • 10:00 AM 10:03 AM
      Welcome 3m
      Speakers: Pedro Ferreira (CERN), Sebastian Lopienski (CERN)
    • 10:03 AM 10:11 AM
      High Performance Computing for Lebanon (HPC4L) 8m

      This talk will discuss the process and progress of the HPC4L project that initiated in early 2017, and has been ongoing until today. The project is on the verge of completion as the only thing left is to simply connect the computing center to the CERN grid… making Lebanon a CMS Tier 2!

      Speaker: Justin M Elhalabi (American University of Beirut (LB))
    • 10:11 AM 10:19 AM
      Infrastructure as Code in Python by example - why and how? 8m

      During the talk I will explain the benefits of Infrastructure as Code using Terraform for CDK in Python, based on practical examples with connection to OKD4 as a PaaS deployment option provided by CERN IT.

      Speaker: Piotr Moszkowicz (AGH University of Science and Technology (PL))
    • 10:19 AM 10:27 AM
      Telerobotics at CERN: Mixed-Reality Human-Robot Interface 8m

      Mixed Reality Human-Robot Interfaces show promise for robotic teleoperators to complete tasks quicker, safer and with less training. However, in hazardous environments, such as CERN underground areas, robotic systems can experience network delays, bandwidth limitation, volatility and communication failures, while the financial value of the scientific equipment, breakdown costs, mission failures are at stake. This talk will present how the challenges have been overcome in the CERN robotic interfaces developed within the BE-CEM group, and how the novel remote control with Mixed and Augmented Reality with 3D environment and holographic displays were applied.

      Speaker: Krzysztof Adam Szczurek (University Jaume I (ES))
    • 10:27 AM 10:35 AM
      Step up your command-line game 8m

      Come find out about some of the tools I use to enhance my daily routine in front on the terminal to save some time, supercharge my productivity and keep the mouse away!

      Speaker: Samuel Alfageme Sainz (CERN)
    • 10:35 AM 10:43 AM
      Efficient web-browsing with the keyboard 8m

      This talk will present two tools which can be used in regular browsers (i.e. Firefox and Chrome) to make the web browsing experience faster and less annoying.
      Vimium allows navigating the browser entirely with keyboard shortcuts. Atomic Chrome allows editing text-fields with a native editor (e.g. Emacs).

      Speaker: Jack Henschel (CERN)
    • 10:43 AM 10:51 AM
      Jaeger tracing at CERN 8m

      Many of the CERN IT services are distributed and have microservice-based architectures, making debugging and event correlation harder. Jaeger, the distributed tracing system of Uber, was designed to simplify the troubleshooting and monitoring of microservice-based distributed systems. In conjunction with CERN's centralized Elasticsearch service, Jaeger makes it possible to significantly reduce the struggle of troubleshooting services at CERN.

      Speaker: Vasco Guita (Universidade de Lisboa (PT))
    • 10:51 AM 10:52 AM
      Open mic' 1m