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4 June 2012, Hurry up, EU: CERN boffins need clouds to hunt Higgs boson, The Register

 

Bob Jones, head of openlab at CERN, said that not having standards and a legal framework in place that applies across Europe is holding up its move to the cloud.“Things we can do in the UK, we can’t do in Germany, which is a bit of a barrier,” Jones told The Register at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London adding that CERN has to move with the times and see what cloud can do to handle its big data. The research body is currently in its first year of a two-year pilot phase testing European cloud computing platform Helix Nebula - aka "The Science Cloud".
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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.