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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

Q-Leap Networks

Q-Leap Networks is all about Linux clustering. Their Cluster OS Qlustar ( is a full-fledged platform to implement, manage and operate HPC/Storage/Cloud clusters with exceptional ease, starting from bare metal. They provide professional services around Qlustar and are active members of the open-source community maintaining official Debian packages and contributing enhancements as well as patches to a number of other projects.

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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.