CSC 2010
23 August to 3 September 2010 in Uxbridge, UK
Organised by CERN in collaboration with Brunel University

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Welcome to CSC2010, the 33rd edition of the CERN School of Computing.

I would like to warmly thank all those who made this edition of the CSC possible: all our lecturers, track coordinators, members of the advisory committee, the CERN administrative and technical staff, as well as our national co-organizer, Brunel University, and more specially Dr. Liliana Teodorescu, the chair person of the Local Organizing Committee and the team working with her. We are also indebted to STFC (the Science and Technology Facilities Council) and Brunel University for their financial assistance, in particular for the provision of grants to help six of our participants.

François Fluckiger, Director of the CERN School of Computing


  • Do you know how to bridge Grids and Clouds using virtualization technology?

  • Is it possible to simplify LHC physics analysis using virtual machine?

  • Why I am the only one who can authenticate using my grid certificate despite it contains only public available information?

  • How can reliable storage services be built from unreliable hardware?

  • Why are tapes still used in high energy physics data storage?

  • How can I write code for tomorrow’s hardware, today?

  • Do you want to see your software with attacker's eyes?

  • Can you hack your own code?

  • Do you know what do 'code injection' and 'integer overflow' have in common?

  • What's so special about High Energy Physic's data format?

  • What are the key statistical methods used in physics data analysis?

All the answers at CSC2010


Programme highlight

Data Technologies
present state of the art technologies and options for data storing and management
Base Technologies
addresses the most relevant underlying technologies for  software development
security, networking, hardware architecture
Physics Computing
focuses on the particular challenges the HEP community is facing for the LHC computing

Note: registration is for the entire programme. It is not possible to register for one theme only.

List of lecturers

About CSC:
Since the early seventies CERN has organized every year the CERN Schools of Computing (CSC) in one of the CERN Member States. CERN Schools of Computing, usually held in August/September, are open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years of experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields. The participants come from all around the world and are typically of 15 to 25 different nationalities. A fraction of them come from outside the physics community, generally attracted by the advanced topics that are taught. Attendance is limited to 80 students.


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Organised by CERN
in collaboration
with Brunel University

CSC Live

CSC in a Nutshell leaflet

CSC At Brunel 


CC2010 Poster