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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.

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ISC Cloud’12 Keynote Session to Investigate Helix Nebula, Europe’s Science Cloud - Article by Anna Schachoff, ISGTW, August 17th 2012

MANNHEIM, Germany (Aug. 17, 2012)—One of the hottest topics in the cloud computing community is the suitability of such systems for performing the specialized high performance computing capability required by many scientific computing programs. At the ISC Cloud’12 conference to be held Sept. 24-25, 2012, in Mannheim, the keynote session will feature presentations on how a European cloud project call the Helix Nebula Initiative is driving discovery in high energy physics, genomics and mitigating risks from natural disasters.



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.