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BIG SCIENCE TEAMS UP WITH BIG BUSINESS

Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between big science and big business in Europe that is charting the course towards the sustainable provision of cloud computing - the Science Cloud.

Towards the European Open Science Cloud

CERN has recently published a paper which outlines the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a Service to the public research sector in Europe.
On the 23rd of April 2015, Bob Jones, CERN & HNI Co-Coordinator, was invited by the European Commission to present the ‘European Open Science Cloud’ at the 3rd Digital European Research Area (ERA) Forum meeting. The concept of open science and a European open science cloud seems to be widely accepted, but how to implement it remains largely unknown and Helix Nebula and the European Science cloud are examples that can be used to define the future structure...

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On April 2015 Géant has launched a tender for cloud IaaS providers - Tender deadline: 19 August 2015
22 May 2015
Pan-European research and education network Géant is on the hunt for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers who can offer its members secure access to the public cloud.
Leaked digital single market’s ‘evidence file’ reveals Commission’s ambitions
29 Apr 2015
The Commission is proposing a “European cloud” for research, undeterred by a similar, failed, French scheme. So why is the Commission floating the idea now? On the one hand, it’s pandering to the...

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HELIX NEBULA AT WORK

“CERN’s computing capacity needs to keep-up with the enormous amount of data coming from the Large Hadron Collider and we see Helix Nebula- the Science Cloud...
Next Generation DNA Sequencing technologies have had a huge impact on how biological and medical research are performed today. It has helped large-scale...
The European Space Agency (ESA), in partnership with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in France and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is...
Medical research in neurodegenerative diseases, both academic and industrial (pharmaceutical), greatly benefits from the results of MRI and PET data processing...

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Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.