Doc. Ing. Petr Sosík, Dr.
Bezručovo nám. 13
746 01 Opava
Phone: +420 553 684 368
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 Science, Scopus and RIV.
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.
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.