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In the Wake of the Higgs Boson: Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud

Jul 9, 2012 |

Announced earlier this year, the pan-European cloud computing project, Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud, brings together select IT service providers with leading research institutions, CERN, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Representatives from all three centers will take part in a joint keynote session at the ISC Cloud conference, taking place this September in Mannheim, Germany. In this brief Q&A, they share their perspectives on the initiative and provide an outline of what’s to come.

US Cloud Providers Struggle With Data Privacy Laws

May 8, 2012 |

The Patriot Act leads foreign governments to question the security of US cloud services.

Cloudnumbers Expedites Cloud-Based Supercomputing

Feb 14, 2012 |

Configuring a cluster on a public cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services potentially requires a lot of work. The various steps involve setting up the machines, dealing with the security keys, installing the applications, negotiating the administration, and more. Most HPC users would prefer to avoid this time-consuming process if possible. That’s where German startup Cloudnumbers comes in.

The Weekly Top Five

Jun 2, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover NERSC’s acceptance of its first petascale supercomputer, the potential for magnets to revolutionize computing; NCSA’s private sector supercomputer; the official debut of Australia’s MASSIVE supercomputer; and PRACE’s biggest supercomputing allocation yet.

Europe Issues Call to HPC Action

May 17, 2011 |

A recent document from the University of Edinburgh outlined key challenges for Europe’s future in high performance computing.

Simulating Society at the Global Scale

May 6, 2011 |

A group of European researchers is vying to create a distributed supercomputer of unprecedented scale to deploy real-time analytics from hundreds of streams (economic, social, environmental, medical and beyond) to arrive at a living, breathing simulation of life on earth.

Open Source Cloud Project Aims to Topple Commercial Offerings

Jan 26, 2011 |

An EU-funded open source cloud project has taken aim at the lack of interoperability and fears of vendor-lock in associated with commercia cloud providers.

European Union Funds Cloud Security Initiative

Nov 23, 2010 |

The European Union has announced that it will be funding a three-year project to examine a wide range of technical and policy-driven initiatives focused on securing clouds.

IDC Has Plan to Get European Supercomputing Back on Track

Oct 27, 2010 |

IDC report recommends strategic investments to create globally-competitive European HPC market.

EU Funds Large-Scale Project to Build Cloud Research Center

Sep 9, 2010 |

BonFIRE is a 8.5 million-Euro project “aimed at designing, building and operating a multi-cloud facility to support applications, services and systems research targeting the Internet of Services community within the Future Internet.”