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European Science Community Launches £4.5m Hybrid Cloud Tender

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Ten top European research bodies, including the UK s Science and Technology Facilities Council, support the tender

A €5.3 million £4.5m tender has gone out to help build a pan-European hybrid cloud for the scientific community.

Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud HNSciCloud has launched the tender to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big data capabilities for scientific research.

A pre-commercial procurement tender covers R services relevant to the design, development and pilot use of a platform to support hybrid cloud environments.

The HNSciCloud pre-commercial procurement project is funded by ten of Europe s top research organisations and by the European Commission.

The new cloud platform must address challenges involved with providing a combination of services at the infrastructure-as-a-service IaaS level, integrated with an environment that supports the full life cycles of diverse scientific workflows.

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