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T-Systems to support CERN's physics data processing

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has awarded a contract to Deutsche Telekom for its new service, Open Telekom Cloud, launched at CeBIT 2016 to be used for physics data processing. CERN will use, 1,000 simultaneous virtual machines and associated cluster storage of more than 500 Terabyte, for a three months period, to validate if physics data processing can be flexibly out-tasked to a commercial cloud provider. Services will be provided by T-Systems, corporate customers unit of Deutsche Telekom.

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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.