European research pilots cloud computing resource

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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Leading IT providers have teamed up with three of Europe’s largest research centres this month to launch a new cloud computing system. CERN, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the European Space Agency will be the first to enjoy the processing power of the platform – which has been named “Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud” – for such activities as the search for the Higgs Boson, the study of geological disasters and unravelling the secrets of DNA.

This pan-European collaboration – which will offer flexible and robust computing services for research and innovation…

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