Tag: Europe

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.

Pan-European Cloud to Support Big Science

Mar 6, 2012 |

Three of Europe’s most prominent research centers, CERN, the European Space Agency, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have teamed up to launch a massive cloud computing project. Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud was created to support the fast-growing IT demands of European researchers. Supply-side partners, including IaaS provider CloudSigma, are working to design a cloud computing environment that meets the specific requirements of the HPC community.

Europe Aims to Become World Leader in Supercomputing

Feb 16, 2012 |

In what is increasingly seen as a global competition for supercomputing capability, the European Commission this week put forth a plan to double its investment in high performance computing and deploy exascale machines before the end of the decade. The plan would increase Europe’s public HPC spend from €630 million to €1.2 billion and pump a greater share of the money into development, training, and creating “new centres of excellence.”

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.

Europeans Go Local for Cloud

Jan 17, 2012 |

Citing privacy concerns, European countries move to strengthen domestic cloud markets.

GRDI2020 Envisions New Science Paradigms

Sep 22, 2011 |

This week at the EGI Technical Forum in Lyon, France the lofty ten-year goals of the GRDI2020 project received a roadmap to allow for the creation of global research infrastructures. Central to this effort is the role of federation in cloud computing–as well as broader recognition of the challenges presented by the era of data-intensive science.

Cloud Policy and Protection on Europe’s Agenda

Jun 13, 2011 |

A workshop is set to address current policy, data protection and technology challenges in the path of Europe’s digital agenda.

European Cloud Projects Center Stage in Timisoara

Jun 13, 2011 |

Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti highlights a number of notable cloud computing research efforts that received attention during the Second Workshop on Software Services: Cloud Computing and Applications based on Software Services held last week in Timisoara.

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.

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.