- Published on 27 August 2021
The 25th edition of the Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) conference took place as a special virtual event, organised by CERN, from 17th to 21st May 2021.
The CHEP conference series has run for more than 3 decades and brings together physicists, software engineers and computing experts from major experiments, laboratories and facilities.
It is an opportunity to present work across the full range of software and computing activities covering data acquisition, reconstruction, simulation and analysis, as well as aspects of networking and facilities, including high performance computing. As the largest conference of its kind, it has always provided a valuable opportunity for presenting and discussing work, stimulating contact between colleagues, be they young researchers or seasoned experts.
Highlight themes at this year’s event were machine learning, which finds application in almost every aspect of software and computing; accelerators, where coding for GPUs, in particular, becomes more and more important; storage systems, which will need to handle exabytes of data from the High Luminosity LHC; and Quantum Computing, where the first ever parallel session in the field for CHEP was organised.