Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Prototype Phase webcast, 3 April 2017, CERN, Switzerland

In November 2016, 4 Consortia won the HNSciCloud tender and started to develop the designs for the hybrid cloud platform. 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 have been 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 was the focus of the webcast.  

If you are interested in understanding more about the prototypes that will be developed, or simply want more insights on the Pre-Commercial Procurement process, take a look to the presentations of the event. 


14:00 Registration

14:15 Phase 2 Kick-Off Meeting Overview, Martin Gasthuber (DESY)

14:30 Introduction, Bob Jones (CERN), Presentation, Watch recording

14.40 The evolution of the LHC computing grid, Ian Bird (CERN), Presentation

14:55  Contractor #1 Ezra Silvera, IBM, Presentation, Watch recording

15:10  Contractor #2 Marc-Elian Begin, SixSq, Presentation, Watch recording

15:25  Contractor #3 Jurry de la Mar, T-Systems, Presentation, Watch recording 

15:40  Next steps, Mr. Martin Gasthuber (DESY), Presentation, Watch recording

15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break

Who's behind HNSciCloud?

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