System & infrastructure

Members of the system team look after Idiap's infrastructures and equipment.

The main mission of the System & Infrastructure group is to provide an optimal and efficient work environment for Idiap collaborators. The tasks can be split into three main activities:

Centralized IT services for the institute

These services include the installation and maintenance of the core IT infrastructures (network, storage, servers, workstations), as well as the installation and maintenance of the shared services (scientific computing, identity management, collaboration tools...). In numbers this represents:

  • 140 workstations
  • 60 physical servers
  • 500 virtual computers
  • 450 TB of storage
  • 1000 CPU dedicated for scientific computing
  • 130 GPU dedicated for scientific computing
  • 13 TB RAM dedicated for scientific computing

Support for collaborators

Helpdesk, data acquisition and distribution, web presence, central purchasing office...


2,500 m2 of facilities including:

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • 1 conference room
  • 1 server room
  • 1 library
  • 3 laboratories

Current group members

(Head of System and Infrastructure)
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CRETTOL, Bastien
(Data Manager)

TOMAS, Laurent
(Senior System Administrator)
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PLUMEL, Louis-Marie
(Senior System Administrator)

AYMON, Samuel
(System Engineer)
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SPANO, Vincent
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(System Administrator)
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LIMANI, Nazifa
(Cleaning and Caretaker Assistant)

SHALA, Nazmije
(Cleaning and Caretaker Assistant)

OGGIER, Mattéo
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Former group members

  • BOURBAN, Sébastien
  • CARRON, Tristan
  • COLLADO, Thierry
  • CRETTOL, Norbert
  • DEFAGO, Laurent
  • DUFOUR, Cédric
  • GAUDILLERE, Thomas
  • LIARDON, Bertrand
  • MARIÉTHOZ, Johnny
  • WANG, Haiyan