In 2013, the CERN School of Computing organizes three events

The 36th main summer school, Nicosia
19-30 August, Cyprus

The 1st thematic school
3-7 June, in Split, Croatia

The 6th inverted school
25-26 February, CERN

CSC in a Nutshell
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CSC2013 - The main summer school - 19-30 August, Nicosia, Cyprus
The 36th main summer school
19-30 August, Nicosia, Cyprus 
Application period is closed

Welcome to CSC2013, the 36th edition of the CERN School of Computing
Application period to CSC2013 in Cyprus is now closed
  Networking and socialization is the other goal of CSCs: See the Sports at CSC:
Daily program, Special outdoor sports day, Tournaments.

Sports at CSC is supported by the CERN Medical Service and is part of CERN's  Move More - Eat Better programme


  • 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 tomorrowís 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 CSC2013

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.


This year's lecturers

About CSC:

Since the early seventies CERN has organized the CERN Schools of Computing (CSC), usually held in August/September. They last two weeks and are open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years of experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields. Attendance ranges usually from 60 to 80 students, typically of 15 to 30 different nationalities.

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The main CSC, August 2013


Practical Information
How to Apply


Organised by CERN in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, Nicosia


19-30 August  2013


CSC2013 in brief

tCSC2013 - Mastering State of the Art Computing - 3-7 June, Split, Croatia
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The 1st thematic CSC

Cost and practical information
How to Apply

3-7 June 2013, Split

Mastering State of the Art Computing

Data oriented design
Memory programming
Efficient computing
Application period is closed

iCSC2103 - Where students turn into teachers - 25-26 February, CERN
Questions addressed at iCSC2013
  • Can CPUs and GPUs run in parallel?

  • GPU computing vs CPU-only code: what perf. gain?

  • Are GPUs ready for real-time applications?

  • Can you imagine a fully programmable Low-Level trigger?

  • How do we see the world?
  • Is that a face or two vases?
  • What's a 3D camera? How does it work?
  • Will your car see better than you?
  • Does an optical illusion trick a computer?
  • What is computer vision?
  • Isn't computer vision just image processing?
  • Is testing different for deployment and operation?

  • What testing tools are available at each phase?

  • How LHC software is tested?

  • How are the LHC experiments exploiting their resources?
  • Will the Grid will evolve and if so how?


All the answers at iCSC

More on iCSC 2013

The 6th inverted CSC

25-26 February 2013