Jan 29 – 31, 2018
AGH Computer Science Building D-17
Europe/Zurich timezone

From Sync & Share to Collaborative Platforms: the CERNBox case

Jan 31, 2018, 10:40 AM
AGH Computer Science Building D-17

AGH Computer Science Building D-17

AGH WIET, Department of Computer Science, Building D-17, Street Kawiory 21, Krakow


Giuseppe Lo Presti (CERN)


In this contribution, the evolution of CERNBox as a collaborative
platform is presented.

Powered by EOS and ownCloud, CERNBox is now the reference storage
solution for the CERN user community, with an ever-growing user base
that is now beyond 12K users.

While offline sync is instrumental for such a widespread usage, online
applications are becoming more and more important for the user
community: to this end, the integration of Microsoft Office Online will
be presented, which complements the existing offer for Physics analysis

Online applications on the other end open up a new dimension for a sync
& share storage system. Collaborative authoring of documents is now
becoming standard practice with public cloud services, and within
CERNBox we are looking into several options: from collaborative
editing of shared office documents with different solutions (Microsoft,
OnlyOffice, Collabora) to integrating mark-down as well as LaTeX
editors, to exploring the evolution of Jupyter Notebooks towards
collaborative editing, where the latter leverages on the existing SWAN
Physics analysis service.

The vision is thus to aim towards a 'web desktop', where the wider
scientific community is enabled to process, share, and collaboratively
author data from the web browser.

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