New projects at CNAF

Following an intense planning phase during last year, with INFN and in particular CNAF at the forefront, new projects EU-approved are starting. More details below. eXtreme-DataCloud (XDC): this project will develop scalable technologies for federating storage resources and managing data in highly distributed computing environments. The services provided will be capable of operating at the unprecedented scale required by the most demanding, data intensive, research experiments in Europe and Worldwide. XDC will be based on existing tools (TRL8+) that the project will enrich with new functionalities and plugins already available as prototypes (TRL6). The targeted platforms are the current and next generation e-Infrastructures deployed in Europe, such as the European […]

INDIGO-­DataCloud enables first-­line researchers to get new results with an Open Cloud framewor

Thanks to the new common solutions developed by the INDIGO DataCloud project, teams of first-­line researchers in Europe are using public and private Cloud resources to get new results in Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Medicine, Humanities and other disciplines. INDIGO-­developed solutions have for instance enabled new advances in understanding how the basic blocks of matter (quarks) interact, using supercomputers, how new molecules involved in life work, using GPUs, or how complex new repositories to preserve and consult digital heritage can be easily built. The variety of the requirements coming from these so diverse user communities proves that the modular INDIGO platform, consisting of several state-­of-­the-­art, production-­level services, is flexible and general […]

HNSciCloud – public tender

The Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement support action funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. HNSciCloud aims to create a competitive marketplace of innovative cloud services serving scientific users from a wide range of domains. The marketplace builds on a hybrid cloud platform including commercial cloud service providers, publicly funded e-infrastructures and buyers’ in-house resources. To achieve these objectives HNSciCloud will issue a public tender in 2016 and invites all interested European public-private cloud service providers to join the HNSciCloud Open Market Consultation on 17 March 2016 at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The Open Market Consultation (OMC) aims to […]