ESC@SESAME International School starts
27 May 2023
A special edition of the INFN Efficient Scientific Computing International School on "Architectures, tools and methodologies for developing efficient large scale scientific computing applications" (ESC@SESAME) starts today at the SESAME synchrotron-light facility in Allan (Jordan). The school will last until June 2, 2023.
Guided tours resumed
10 May 2022
Guided tours at CNAF have been resumed. On Friday, May 6th we received students from the Istituto Tecnico Industriale e Professionale "Bucci" of Faenza and on Tuesday, May 10th from the Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico "Marconi" of Forlì. In both these occasions, students attended an introductive lesson about the activities carried on at INFN and in particular at CNAF and visited our data centre with the guide of CNAF people.
Women and research in Physics
10 December 2021
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics), the event "DONNE E RICERCA IN FISICA: opportunità, ostacoli e sfide" (Women and research in Physics: opportunities, difficulties and challanges) will take place in May 2022. A contest for secondary schools is foreseen.
BI-REX for Life Science
1 April 2021
An action plan to foster the meeting between Industry 4.0 and Life Sciences, through innovative solutions to enable an increasingly accessible, safe and technological healthcare: it is BI-REX for Life Science, the program that brings together Universities, research institutions, SMEs and large companies.
Annual report 2019
19 May 2020
Our Annual report is finally online, describing year 2019 for CNAF and its community of users.
Found 35 molecules to fight Coronavirus
29 April 2020
Also thanks to the computing resources made available by CNAF, Sibylla Biotech, spin-off of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and of University of Trento and University of Perugia, found 35 molecules to fight virus SarsCoV2.
CNAF against COVID
27 March 2020
CNAF is in the front lines against COVID-19: one of the major European computing and data instrastructure, Advanced Cloud solutions and IT skills of its staff have been made available to research in this field.
Storage at CNAF looks ahead
13 February 2020
In order to satisfy the recent requirements of growing space to store data of scientific experiments and better data rate, CNAF acquired a new tape library.
Agreement between Alleanza Contro il Cancro and CNAF
3 February 2020
An agreement of extremely high scientific value has been signed beetwen Alleanza Contro il Cancro and CNAF, as part of the Programma Nazionale di Oncologia Personalizzata.
CNAF @ Supercomputing 2019
22 November 2019
CNAF is attending the International Conference for High Performance Computing Networking, Storage, and Analysis 2019 in Denver.
Visit the CNAF datacenter
20 September 2019
The CNAF datacenter opens the doors! Come to visit one of the world biggest center for Physics and Astrophysics data management and analysis, Thursday September 26 at 16:00 or Friday September 27 at 18:00.
ESCAPE project kick-off meeting
February 7 2019
The H2020 ESCAPE project kick-off meeting, hosted by CNRS-LAPP, starts today in Annecy (France).
Pulsar: XDC first release
January 25 2019
The first eXtreme-DataCloud software release (Pulsar) is out...
IDDLS project kick-off meeting
January 24 2019
The project Italian Distributed Data Lake for Science (IDDLS), coordinated by CNAF, starts today. The goal is to deploy a distributed Italian storage infrastructure for scientific data management.
Annual report 2017
September 21 2018
Our fifth Annual report is finally online, describing year 2017 for CNAF and its community of users.
1.2 Terabit link between CNAF and CINECA
April 10 2018
An ultrafast link, up to 1,2 Terabit per second, now connects the two major Italian computing centers: CNAF and CINECA.
10 Orio Carlini scolarships
April 5 2018
An interesting opportunity for realizing a research project on networking and ICT.
New projects on Cloud and Big data just started
February 1 2018
Following the road of INDIGO-DataCloud towards the European Open Science Cloud, 3 new EC-funded projects have started: eXtreme Data Cloud, DEEP-Hybrid DataCloud and EOSC-hub. CNAF plays a major role.
Towards service reactivation
January 16 2018
Work is ongoing to reactivate the services of the CNAF Tier-1 data center.
Joint XDC-DEEP Kick-off Meeting
January 16 2018
The joint eXtreme-DataCloud (XDC) and the DEEP-HybridDataCloud kickoff meeting, hosted by INFN, will take place in Bologna (Italy) on 23-25 January, 2018.
Datacenter temporarely down
November 22 2017
On November 9th 2017, CNAF datacenter was flooded due to a broken waterworks pipe in a nearby street. Despite the waterproof doors, the water managed to enter the rooms of the data centers...
New projects at CNAF
November 6 2017
Following an intense planning phase during last year, with INFN and in particular CNAF at the forefront, new projects EU-approved are starting. More details below...
INDIGO – DataCloud project ends
October 6 2017
Thanks to the new common solutions developed by the INDIGO DataCloud project, teams of first-line researchers in Europe are using public and private Cloud resources to get new results in ...
February 24 2017
Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction...
INDIGO – DataCloud first release
August 12 2016
The first INDIGO-DataCloud software release (MidnightBlue) is out...
Helix Nebula tender
July 22 2016
Helix Nebula launched a €5.3 million tender for the establishment of a European cloud platform for science...
HNSciCloud – public tender
February 18 2016
The Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) public tender.
Fifth tau neutrino for OPERA
June 18 2015
The OPERA experiment at Gran Sasso has detected the fifth occurrence of a tau neutrino in the muon-neutrino beam from CERN...
Record energy at LHC
June 3 2015
After the two year shutdown, LHC started delivering physics data at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV.