Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Pilot Phase webcast, 6 February 2018, Bologna, Italy

In November 2016, 4 Consortia won the HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.

After the submission of their designs, 3 out of the 4 consortia were selected to build the prototypes.

On the 6th of February 2018 the consortia that will move from the Prototype to the Pilot Phase of the HNSciCloud PCP will be announced.

If you are a potential user of the hybrid cloud platform or you are simply interested in understanding more about the pilots that will be deployed, take a look to the presentations of the event attached here.



14:00 - Pilot phase Award Ceremony - Introduction and welcome; Luca Dell'Agnello e Gaetano Maron, INFN - Presentation

14:10 - Innovation Procurement and the Open Science Cloud as drivers of Europe's Digital Single Market; Dr. Dirk Van Rooy (DG CNECT) - Presentation

14:20 -  Overview of HNSciCloud; Bob Jones, CERN - Presentation

14:35 - Pilot phase Award Ceremony; T-Systems - Presentation

14:55 - Pilot phase Award Ceremony; RHEA - Presentation

15:15 - HNSciCloud pilot phase; Andrea Chierici, INFN - Presentation

15:30 - EOSC in practice - Silvana Muscella (chair EOSC HLEG) - Presentation

15:45 - Early adopter group and closing of webinar; João Fernandes (CERN) Presentation


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