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Tim Bell

Date Joined
July 19, 2012

CERN From (Current)
Statement of Interest

Large scale deployment of clouds to support scientific research


I'm  responsible for the group at CERN which manages the operating system and infrastructure services. I previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe.

My team is running the CERN OpenStack cloud which has been in production since July 2013 and is currently around 40,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power for the physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider and its experiments, producing around 35PB a year.




I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Cinder,Ceilometer,Openstack-manuals