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Past Events

CERN participated at working meeting for the Vision and Architecture for the GEOSS Information System, on 20 of September 2013, in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems will provide decision-support tools to a wide variety of users. As with the Internet, GEOSS will be a global and flexible network of content providers allowing decision makers to access an extraordinary range of information at their desk.

ESA presented Helix Nebula at GigaOM: Structure Europe, London on 18-19 of September 2013 in London, U.K.

Structure has tracked and predicted the future of the cloud for six years and has attracted thousands of attendees since its inception, with tens of thousands watching our Livestream. Structure:Europe is a unique arena for the EMEA technology market, and a must attend for any executive or analyst who is looking for ahead of the curve insights in the infrastructure technology sphere.

Helix Nebula was presented at the EGI Technical Forum in Madrid, Spain, 16-17 of September.

The event is hosted by and IBERGRID, a partnership between the Spanish and Portuguese National Grid Initiatives that represents the Iberian Peninsula in EGI.

Cern visited the School of Computing Engineering in Oviedo, Spain in 10-12 September 2013.

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias which has over 400 years of history.
Since its founding in 1982, the School of Engineering at the University of Oviedo has been a national reference center in training professionals.

 The event CERN participated, was the Opening Talk for the new university year. The presentation went very well, with increased interest from students and professors.

ESA and CNR presented Helix Nebula at the 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symporsium on 9-13 September in Edinburgh, United Kingdoms.

The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event was held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 09 to 13 September 2013 and was organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.

CERN presented Helix Nebula at the International GridKa School "Big Data, Clouds and Grids" at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, in 30 August 2013.

The International GridKa School is one of the leading summer schools for advanced computing techniques in Europe. The school provides a forum for scientists and technology leaders, experts and novices to facilitate knowledge sharing and information exchange.

CERN presented Helix Nebula  at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture for the 41st Workshop of the International School of Geophysics on "A Roadmap for Earth Science in Europe: The next generation of Geophysical Research Infrastructures".

EPOS being listed on the ESFRI roadmap is elaborating  "A roadmap for Earth Science in Europe: The next generation of Geophysical Research Infrastructure".

CERN presented Helix Nebula at Teratec Forum in Paris on the 25th of June 2013.

The TERATEC Forum welcomes more than 1000 attendees, highlighting the technological and industrial dynamism of HPC and the essential role that France plays in this field.

The Teratec forum was held in the Ecole Polytechnique de Palaiseau in France.

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ESA presented Helix Nebula at Roadmap on HPC and Cloud, on 20-21 June at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

The event was organised in the framework of the SCC-Computing project, funded by European Commission under Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) that aims at establishing a strategic collaboration between EU, US and China in the HPC & Cloud domain of exploring a range of research issues.
The event addressed such topics as accountability for Cloud computing, latest status of HPC development and modelling.

Bob Jones (CERN), Jurry de la Mar (T-Systems), Carmela Asero (EGI) and Mick Symonds (Atos) attended the Digital Agenda Assembly event held in Dublin, Ireland, on 19-20 June 2013.