Google joins CERN openlab

Google has signed an agreement with CERN to join CERN openlab. Together, we are currently exploring possibilities for joint R&D projects related to cloud computing, machine learning, and quantum computing. The collaboration was announced by Kevin Kissel at a quantum-computing workshop held at CERN last week.

“CERN has an ambitious upgrade programme for the Large Hadron Collider, which will result in a wide range of new computing challenges,” says Alberto Di Meglio, head of CERN openlab. “Overcoming these will play a key role in ensuring physicists are able to make new groundbreaking discoveries about our universe. We believe that working with Google can help us to successfully tackle some of these challenges, as well as producing technical breakthroughs that can have impact beyond our research community.”

“We look forward to finalising our joint plans soon and beginning R&D activities through this exciting new collaboration in the near future,” continues Di Meglio. “We are confident this endeavour will be a great success, with significant mutual benefit for both parties.”

Read more about our collaboration in this blog post by Kevin D. Kissell from the office of the CTO at Google Cloud:

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