CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, establishes the leading edge of scientific research in learning about the fundamental structures of the universe. Linux has played a major role at CERN, most notably through the development of Scientific Linux, a Linux distribution that makes it easy for scientists to set up and use a set of tools commonly used for scientific research. CERN employee, Tim Berners-Lee was also the primary person responsible for the release of HTML and web server code that launched the creation of the world wide web. Most recently, CERN has been working closely with the Ceph project, a cloud storage application. With the recent acquisition of InkTank, the makers of Ceph, by Red Hat, it is likely we will see a closer relationship between Red Hat and CERN.