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Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud

Objective

Over the coming 10-15 years the generation of vast amounts of data created by scientific research domains will create enormous challenges for capturing, managing and processing of this data. Tests have been made but today commercial cloud services do not play a significant role in the production computing environments for the publicly funded research sector in Europe. Stimulated by the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) commitment of leading research organisations from 7 countries, HNSciCloud will pull together commercial cloud service providers, publicly funded e-Infrastructures and the buyers’ in-house resources to build a hybrid cloud platform on top of which a competitive marketplace of European cloud players can develop their own services for a wider range of users. This project will bring Europe’s technical development, policy and procurement activities together to remove fragmentation and maximise exploitation. The alignment of commercial and public (regional, national, and European) strategies will increase the rate of innovation. Through a competitive series of design, prototype and pilot steps, HNSciCloud will contract suppliers to deliver a 5% scale deployment of a hybrid cloud platform that can address the extreme needs of world class scientific research, including:
• Catalog of secure and interoperable services from multiple suppliers that have successfully passed an international recognised certification process
• Agile procurement process suitable for the dynamic cloud services market and tailored to the needs of the public research sector
• Development of monitoring frameworks to ensure compliance with international security and interoperability standards, performance criteria and financial benchmarking against global market leaders.
The resulting common platform will be evaluated by end-users and exploited as the incubator for new businesses and scientific activities engaging a growing number of buyers, suppliers & users.

Coordinator

ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Net EU contribution
€ 4 360 926,00
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 868 972,25

Participants (11)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 27 450,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 11 765,00
DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 44 731,00
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 19 171,50
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 33 576,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 46 829,00
TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 94 300,00
Address
Chase Side 42 Chase Green House
EN2 6NF Enfield

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Outer London — East and North East Enfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 40 415,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 19 925,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 8 540,00
SURF BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 23 632,00
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 128,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 20 056,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 8 596,50
STICHTING EGI
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 50 394,00
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 598,50
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 25 434,00
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 901,00
INSTITUTO DE FISICA DE ALTAS ENERGIAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 15 950,00
Address
Campus De Bellaterra - Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 836,25