Head of the Institute:
Doc. Ing. Petr Sosík, Dr.

Barbora Lindovská
Bezručovo nám. 13
746 01 Opava
Czech Republic 

Phone: +420 553 684 368
E-mail: barbora.lindovska(at)fpf.slu.cz

The Institute is a part of the National Supercomputing Center IT4Innovations, whose hardware infrastructure is physically located in Ostrava. The center was established thanks to the project OP VaVpI CZ.1.05 / 1.1.00 / 02.0070 IT4Innovations Center of Excellence (2011–2015). In 2016-2020 the Institute was co-financed from the project LQ1602 IT4Innovations Excellence in Science within the National Sustainability Program II. The scientific work of the Center is divided into eight research programmes. Our Institute is involved in the research programme No. 6 - Soft Computing Methods with Supercomputer Applications. During our participation in RP6 we have created a number of theoretical and applied research results in the field of biologically inspired computations and models, multiagent systems, medical informatics, robotics and others, and we have published over 100 articles listed in the Web of ScienceScopus and RIV.

What is IT4Innovations

The IT4Innovations the leading national supercomputing infrastructure whose mission is to carry out excellent research in the areas of high performance computing and embedded computing systems that benefit industry. We operate state-of-the-art technologies and services in the field of high performance computing and embedded systems and make them available to Czech and foreign research teams from academia and industry. The project is implemented jointly by five partners: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, University of Ostrava, Silesian University in Opava, Brno University of Technology and Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Supercomputing infrastructure

In May 2013, Anselm, a supercomputer cluster with 94 TFLOP/s computing power, was put into operation. In the summer of 2015, a 2 PFLOP/s supercomputer Salomon followed, ranking 40th among the world's most powerful supercomputers. The need for modernization led to the launch of the NVIDIA DGX-2 machine at 130 TFlop/s, specialized in artificial intelligence computing, and the Barbora supercomputer at 826 TFLOP / s, in 2019. In 2020, the EURO_IT4I petascal system will be installed as a part of the EuroHPC project. The current state of the infrastructure can be monitored here.