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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.

Helix Nebula presentation at the ISC Cloud conference

At the end of September 2014, Atos presented the Helix Nebula Marketplace to an audience composed of scientists and private sector R&D specialists who build models and run simulations on Supercomputers (HPC), HNX plans are to offer HPC as a Service in the future. This was the audience of the ISC Cloud conference, held this year in Heidelberg, Germany.

The conference offered sessions spanning a range of topics, including the latest HPC cloud trends and the successful deployment of cloud technology across industrial and research applications. Other highlights included a lively vendor panel, a series of talks on EU-backed cloud initiatives, and a discussion by software vendors on how they are moving their offerings into the cloud. In addition, issues related to licensing models, privacy and security were addressed in a number of sessions by vendors and participants alike.


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.