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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.

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.

Stay tuned!

 

Towards the European Open Science Cloud

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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HIGHLIGHTS

HNSciCloud at Cloud Procurement Session at Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016
29 Sep 2016
Europe's leading e-infrastructures invited all researchers, developers and service providers for three days of brainstorming and discussions at the Digital Infrastructures for Research event (28-30...
HNSciCloud Tender Closes
19 Sep 2016
Sept 19 – Earlier today, the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) Tender closed. The deadline at noon brought an end to the period in which bids on the €5.3 Million project...

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HELIX NEBULA AT WORK

“CERN’s computing capacity needs to keep-up with the enormous amount of data coming from the Large Hadron Collider and we see Helix Nebula- the Science Cloud...
Next Generation DNA Sequencing technologies have had a huge impact on how biological and medical research are performed today. It has helped large-scale...
The European Space Agency (ESA), in partnership with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in France and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is...
Medical research in neurodegenerative diseases, both academic and industrial (pharmaceutical), greatly benefits from the results of MRI and PET data processing...

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.