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Accelerating Science with CERN and Oracle

Live Webinar
January 26, 2021
12 p.m. ET

Oracle solutions help CERN explore our universe

Running at the speed of light

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, uses Oracle solutions to support the control systems for the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

The control systems for CERN’s highly complex mix of accelerators, detectors, and information-management technologies create one of the most challenging Internet of Things (IoT) environments in the world.

As researchers look beyond the Standard Model of physics, exploring dark matter and dark energy, CERN is using Oracle solutions — including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure — to help scale its operations to the unprecedented levels required.

Discover how CERN uses these technologies to help carry out experiments at the  Large Hadron Collider,  a 17- mile-long particle accelerator buried underground at the French-Swiss border.

Produced with Internet2 and the member community

Oracle is pleased to join all Internet2 members in advancing technology infrastructures and services that support research and scholarship, help institutions enhance their operating environments, and address challenges that no single institution could solve alone.


Featured speaker

Eric Grancher

Eric Grancher

Head of Database Services Group, IT department, CERN

Eric Grancher leads the database services group in the CERN IT department – supporting databases related to mission-critical assets such as particle accelerator and experiment detectors.

Since joining CERN in 1996, Eric has worked in different areas on scalability and high availability for applications and databases. Prior to joining CERN, he graduated as an engineer at Télécom Paris and completed his MSc at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.