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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.

Past Events

ESA visited the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin (NSCC-TJ), the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), the State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modelling for Atmospheric Science (LASG) and met the local NRENs (CSRNET).

The "Clouds for Research and Education Workshop" held 24-26 June 2014 in Rome, Italy was focused on providing a  better understanding how Cloud Computing may benefit businesses as well as supporting Cloud Specialists in their work.

Helix Nebula will be present at the next e-IRG Workshop organised under the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union and hosted by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology in Athens, Greece, June 9 to 11, 2014.

The goal of the workshop "Cloud Computing Uptake in the Public Sector" was to bring together organisations that have expressed clear interest in cloud computing and that could benefit from interaction. Furthermore the workshop provided input to identifying possible future actions in this area.

Agenda - All the presentations are available here

Helix Nebula will be represented by CERN, ESA and EMBL at the Workshop on cloud uptake in the public sector held on 20 May 2014, in Brussels, Belgium.

Helix Nebula will attend the EGI Community Forum event in Helsinki on 19-23 May 2014. The EGI Community Forum 2014 will be held at the Helsinki University Main Building in Helsinki, Finland between 19-23 May 2014.

Helix Nebula will organize the Fourth Helix Nebula General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on 15-16 May 2014.

On 14th May 2014, Helix Nebula organised the "From cloud-ACTIVE to cloud-PRODUCTIVE" event at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

The event focused on showcasing the Helix Nebula production platform, characterized by:
- A hybrid & federated ‘science cloud’ integrated with commercial providers to create an open cloud services market;
- A growing set of innovative flagships;
- Future directions and roadmap of the overall Helix Nebula Initiative.

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Helix Nebula was one of the key science and technology stakeholders invited by the EC to the The Future and Emerging Technologies unit (FET Flagship) Workshop on 29th April 2014, held in Brussels, Belgium,  to gather feedback on the FET Flagship scheme, in view of its future evolution.

Wolfgang Lengert, ESA & Helix Nebula partner, gave the "Helix Nebula: Enabling federation of existing data infrastructures and data services to an overarching cross-domain e-infrastructure" presentation at the European Geological Union (EGU) General Assembly.