European science cloud on the horizon - including networking, data, HPC, supercomputing


29 Jul 2015 Brussels - Horizion Magazine runs an article on the European Science Cloud. Europe’s researchers have access to super-fast networks, common data storage facilities, and shared HPC and supercomputing resources. The challenge now is to link them all together into a single science cloud. Until the European science cloud is up and running, jockeying between Europe’s e-infrastructures and duplication of services are costing unnecessary money. Damien Lecarpentier, project director of the big data organisation EUDAT told Horizon Magazine he is optimistic about achieving the European science cloud. "I think, once we have the right people around the table, it shouldn’t take too long," he said. "I would say you should be able to do it in a year or two."
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