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2017-03-22

Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Prototype Phase

Science Cloud enters a new phase - successful proposals are announced. In February, consortia from industry representatives from 10 leading European research organizations presented design proposals for hybrid cloud models.

On the 3 April 2017 14:30 CEST, the awards ceremony for the successful contractors moving to the Prototype Phase of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Pre-Commercial Procurement  is taking place at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.

In November 2016, 4 Consortia won the €5.3 million joint HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) tender and started to develop the designs for the European hybrid cloud platform that will support high-performance, data-intensive scientific use-cases. At the beginning of February 2017, the four consortia met at CERN to present their proposals to the buyers. After the submission of their designs, the consortia were asked to prepare their bids for the prototyping phase.

In early April the winners of the bids to build prototypes will be announced at CERN during the “Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Prototype Phase” webcast event. The award ceremony and the presentations of the solutions moving into the prototyping phase will be the focus of the webcast. 

For more information see: newsletter of hnscicloud.eu

Contact at Steinbuch Centre for Computing: Andreas Petzold

 

Achim Grindler