The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is – in addition to the many traditional universities and universities of applied sciences controlled by the cantons – one of the two Federal Institutes of Technology in Switzerland and is headquartered in Lausanne.
Since its foundation in 1969, it has become one of the best-known institutions for science and technology in Europe.
Like its sister institute in Zurich, the “ETHZ”, it has three main goals: education, research
To ensure the many different innovative and future-oriented projects being carried out by researchers and students are supported with the appropriate IT equipment, the EPFL has an IT and Building Infrastructure teams made up of around 200 employees. Aristide Boisseau, Head of the Datacenter Operations team, plays a particularly important role. Together with his team, he acts as the interface between the two domains, ensuring a regular exchange of information and smooth processes.
High-performance computers are predominantly used at the EPFL to provide the capacity required for scientific calculations. While the EPFL’s budget for new