IT4 Innovations National Supercomputing Center

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center is part of VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. Besides operating the supercomputers, IT4Innovations is a representative of excellent research in IT area, particularly in the field of supercomputing (i.e. High Performance Computing).

IT4 Innovations operates two supercomputers – Anselm and Salomon. The Anselm cluster has been extended this year. The supercomputer has a new theoretical performance exceeding 800 teraflops per second; i.e. it will be more than 8 times more powerful than its predecessor.

Now the Center has been preparing to take over the new supercomputer. It will belong among the most powerful HPC systems in Europe. The EuroHPC petascale systém is supposed to significantly move forward the Ostrava Technology Center, the Czech Republic, and the whole Europe. Nowadays, the HPC system would rank 21st worldwide and 6th in Europe. When installed in 2020, it will belong among 50 most powerful supercomputers worldwide and 10 most powerful supercomputers in Europe. The HPC system is designed to coherently respond to the needs of its user communities, addressing complex scientific and industrial challenges, including standard numerical simulations, demanding data analysis and artificial intelligence applications.

Within grant competitions, the computer capacities of the systems operated by IT4Innovations are available to the whole scientific community of the Czech Republic.  Scientists from both Czech universities and prestigious scientific centres work in Ostrava. More than 50% of the performance of the supercomputers is used for the development of new materials and drugs; the remaining capacity is utilised by biosciences, engineering tasks, astrophysics and a wide range of scientific disciplines.

IT4Innovations is also a research centre with strong international links. The crucial topics of the IT4Innovations research include the processing and analysis of extensive data, machine-assisted learning, development of parallel scalable algorithms, solving difficult engineering tasks, and modelling for nanotechnologies.