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Tuesday, May 21 • 17:20 - 17:40
Keynote: Reperforming a Nobel Prize Discovery on Kubernetes - Ricardo Rocha, Computing Engineer & Lukas Heinrich, Physicist, CERN

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Back in 2012, CERN announced one of its most important achievements, the discovery of the Higgs boson leading to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

In this presentation, we will redo the data analysis that led to it, this time on top of Kubernetes, the new infrastructure stack growing in popularity in the laboratory.

The analysis submission will be done via a jupyter notebook into a small cluster on our private cloud, and both the application and the cluster itself will automatically scale out to exhaust resources - we will detail our setup and deployment decisions on the way. Then we will show how the work being done in the Multicluster SIG helps us define a set of placement and scheduling policies to scale out to external clouds.

 The end result will be a physicist’s dream: a histogram with a spike that back in 2012 indicated the discovery of a new particle.

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Ricardo Rocha

Computing Engineer, CERN
Ricardo is a Computing Engineer at CERN IT focusing on containerized deployments, networking and more recently machine learning platforms. He has led for several years the internal effort to transition services and workloads to use cloud native technologies, as well as dissemination... Read More →
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Lukas Heinrich

Physicist, CERN
Lukas Heinrich is a particle physicist working on the ATLAS Experiment. He focuses on introducing modern cloud computing tools to more systematically search for phenomena beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

Tuesday May 21, 2019 17:20 - 17:40 CEST
Hall 6