On the 3rd April 2017, the awards ceremony for the successful contractors moving to the Prototype Phase of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Pre-Commercial Procurement took place at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Contractor 1: T-Systems, Huawei, Cyfronet, Divia
Contractor 2: IBM
Contractor 3: RHEA Group, T-Systems, exoscale, SixSq
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...
The law and economics of EU innovation procurement: lecture organized by the Corvers-MSM Chair, 20 March, Maastricht, Netherlands
Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Prototype Phase 14:30 CEST 3 April 2017 CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
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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.