From a total of 116 proposals, twelve winners were selected for the Trusted Cloud research program at the 2011 CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. GeneCloud, a project aimed at the development of cloud computing services for the life sciences, was among the winners.
GeneCloud is a proposal developed by Transinsight, TU Dresden, Anitbodies Online, RESprotect, and Qualitype. According to the release, “In order to better understand and treat diseases such as cancer, data analysis and computing plays an increasing role. Small companies should be enabled to use today’s computing power available in the cloud. However, the key problem is data security. Up to now there is a great barrier to release relevant data into the cloud. This problem is addressed in GeneCloud.”
In addition to being named a winner in the Trusted Cloud competition, GeneCloud developer Transinsight was also awarded the German Innovation Prize IT for its “outstanding developments in Enterprise Semantic Intelligence at CeBIT 2011. The prize was given to 43 companies and research groups out of over 2000 submissions.”
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