The HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement tender is now closed
The Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud HNSciCloud is a €5.3 million Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.
It covers the procurement of R&D services for the design, prototype development and pilot use of innovative cloud services.
We wish to thank all those who submitted their bids, which will be evaluated by October 2016. Bidders will be contacted and informed of the outcomes of the tender regardless of whether or not they were successful.
A bidders' award event will be organised to announce the winners in conjucntion with the kick-off of Phase 1.
CERN has recently published a paper which outlines the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a Service to the public research sector in Europe.
On the 23rd of April 2015, Bob Jones, CERN & HNI Co-Coordinator, was invited by the European Commission to present the ‘European Open Science Cloud’ at the 3rd Digital European Research Area (ERA) Forum meeting. The concept of open science and a European open science cloud seems to be widely accepted, but how to implement it remains largely unknown and Helix Nebula and the European Science cloud are examples that can be used to define the future structure...
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HELIX NEBULA PARTNERSHIP
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.