Mar 23 – 27, 2015
Physics Department, Oxford University
Europe/London timezone

Status of volunteer computing at CERN

Mar 24, 2015, 11:40 AM
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road (Physics Department, Oxford University)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road

Physics Department, Oxford University

End-User IT Services & Operating Systems End-user Services and Operating Systems


Nils Hoimyr (CERN)


Status of LHC@home, volunteer computing at CERN and for the LHC experiments. The presenter will give an update on the volunteer computing strategy for HEP and different scenarii for use of volunteer cloud computing or other lightweight cloud infrastructes to run experiment code under CernVM on available computing resources. Furthermore, the current status of the CERN BOINC server infrastructure and recent experience from ATLAS and CMS as well as the outlook for the service will be described.


Use of BOINC at CERN for LHC@home, Virtualization support with BOINC and CernVM allows for running HEP software under BOINC, and LHC@home will be extended to include applications from ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. A Description of BOINC application and server infrastructure at CERN is given.

Primary authors

Nils Hoimyr (CERN) Pete Jones (CERN) Tomi Juhani Asp (University of Jyvaskyla (FI))


Presentation materials