Presentation on European Helix Nebula Science cloud

As part of the Helix Nebula initiative the European Helix Nebula Science cloud project, for the last two years has done a Pre-Commercial Procurement for the establishment of an European hybrid cloud platform to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research. From the beginning of this project, SURFsara has been one of the ten European institutes acting as a buyers group to make selections between the four vendor consortia throughout the project based on technical and economical reviews. The project has gone through a design and prototype type phase, both reducing the number of eligible consortia to the two now left in the current pilot phase.

As part of the pilot phase representatives of the two remaining consortia, T-Systems and RHEA, will go to the buyers group institutes for demos and presentations of their offerings. On September the 11th they will be at SURFsara for an afternoon of presentations ending with drinks.

In addition to the presentations of the consortia and oneData, there will be a presentation from three of the SURFsara test cases from the project: WeNMR (with reservation), LOFAR and from Nikhef Stoomboot scale out. The discussion will end with a session about what the Helix Nebula Science cloud might mean for current or future SURF services.

Registration is open (access pin: 0303)

Program (September 11th, VK1/2 SURFsara Amsterdam):

  • 14.00 – 14.10 Welcome and introduction to HNSciCloud
  • 14.10 – 14.30 Overview of OneData
  • 14.30 – 15.00 Overview of pilot platforms RHEA
  • 15.00 – 15.30 Overview of pilot platforms T-Systems
  • 15.30 – 16.00 Coffee
  • 16.00 – 17.15 Use case presentations and discussion


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