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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.

Helix Nebula-The Science Cloud Results & Engagement, 16 January 2013, ESRIN Frascati, Italy

This high-level European event organised by the Helix Nebula consortium is part of an overall cloud computing initiative which aims to build a cloud computing platform offering a unique resource to governments, businesses and citizens. Participants will have the unique opportunity to interact with cloud computing experts, SMEs, representatives of the European Commission and leading research centres. Each participant will actively contribute to shaping the overall cloud strategy and provide feedback and suggestions on the results achieved during the proof of concept stage.
The partnership brought together leading IT providers and three of Europe’s leading research centres, CERN, EMBL and ESA in order to provide computing capacity and services that can elastically meet big science’s growing demand for computing power and cross-domain community building.
Videos of the Helix Nebula flagships presentations:

The presentations of the Helix Nebula-The Science Cloud Results and Engagement, 16th January

Morning Presentations:

Introduction and Goals: Technical Interoperability
Interoperability requirements framework
Technical Operability and the Blue Box
Introduction and Goals: Service Level Management for Federated Infrastructures
Service Management in Helix Nebula
Minimal Requirements for Service Management in Federated Infrasctructure
Afternoon Presentations:
Opening speech by ESA
Keynote Speech: DG CONNECT/C "Excellence in Science"
Presentation of the Helix Nebula initiative
Presentation of CERN's Flagship
Presentation of EMBL's Flagship
Presentation of ESA's Flagship
Results of the Proof of Concept Phase
The Candidate Flagship Use Cases: Introduction
PIC Neuroimaging Center on Cloud, PIC (Port d'Informació Científica)
Ocean and Costal Information Supersite, UNESCO
Weather Data Information Supersite, ECMWF
You can watch the whole session here.


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.