HNSciCloud PCP Tender Results Announcement Ceremony & Design Phase kick off, 2 November 2016, Lyon, France

On the 2nd November 2016, the awards ceremony for the successful bidders of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud tender took place in Lyon, France, at the CC-IN2P3 (CNRS) premises, one of the main academic data centres in France and a procurer of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud).

This €5.3 million joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) tender, led by CERN, will establish a European hybrid cloud platform that will support high-performance, data-intensive scientific use-cases sponsored by 10 of Europe’s leading public research organisations and co-funded by the European Commission.

A total of 28 multinational companies, SMEs and public research organisations from 12 countries submitted bids during the summer. The 4 winning consortia have been announced at the event where they presented their visions for the hybrid cloud platform.

  • Contractor 1: T-Systems, Huawei, Cyfronet, Divia
  • Contractor 2: IBM
  • Contractor 3: RHEA Group, T-Systems, exoscale, SixSq
  • Contractor 4: Indra, HPE, Advania, SixSq

Click here to find out more about the winning bidders.

This event marked the conclusion of the preliminary phase of the pre-commercial procurement and was the occasion to kick off the design phase of the Pre-Commercial Procurement that will see the four winners compete to go through to the prototyping phase.

The presentations and the recording of the event are available below.


14:30 - 14:40 Introduction, Pierre Etienne Macchi (CC-IN2P3 - Centre de Calcul (FR)), Presentation, Watch recording

14:50 - 15:10 Project Overview, Bob Jones (CERN), Presentation, Watch recording

15:10 - 15:25 Contractor #1, Jurry de la Mar, T-Systems, Presentation, Watch recording

15:25 - 15:40 Contractor #2, Ezra Silvera, IBM Research, Presentation, Watch recording

15:40 - 15:55 Contractor #3, Marc-Elian Bégin, SixSq, Presentation, Watch recording

15:55 - 16:10 Contractor #4, Alfonso Rios, Indra, Presentation, Watch recording

16:10 - 16:30 Next Steps, Renaud Vernet, CC-IN2P3, Watch recording

Who's behind HNSciCloud?

HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement is driven by ten leading research organisations from across Europe.