Science Clouds: the CERN Nexus Nebula moves science into the clouds
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They started as services for consumers, quickly moved into the enterprise space with the IBM SmartCloud
and is now moving into science with the CERN Nebula Cloud:
CERN Press Relase about the Nebula Cloud
Europe’s biggest research centres (CERN EMBL and ESA) announced a partnership to launch a European cloud computing platform. "Helix Nebula - the Science Cloud", will support the massive IT requirements of European scientists, and become available to governmental organisations and industry after an initial pilot phase.
During a two-year pilot phase, Helix Nebula will be deployed and tested based on three flagship projects proposed by CERN, EMBL and ESA: to accelerate the search for the elusive Higgs particle, to boost large-scale genomic analyses in biomedical research, and support research into natural disasters.
Basing massive global science projects on cloud computing makes great sense and promised to speed the development of cloud computing even more.
A truly exciting development.