International projects


Partnership For Advanced Computing in Europe

PRACE is a Research Infrastructure that allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-performance computers from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process. Curently the 5th phase of the project of the same name is running.




Large-scale Execution for Industry & Society

The target of the project is to build an advanced engineering platform leveraging modern technologies from High Performance Computing, Big Data and Cloud Computing. The benefits of the LEXIS project will be demonstrated in the context of three industrial large-scale pilots which are aeronautics, weather and climate, and earthquake and tsunami.



Performance Optimisation and Productivity 2

POP2 extends and expands the activities successfully carried out by the POP Centre of Excellence since 2015. The POP2 project is primarily focused on providing assistance with analysis of parallel applications, identification of bugs in codes, and recommendation of optimization methods, leading to higher performance and better scalability of a given application.



Exascale Quantifications of Uncertainties for Technology and Science Simulation

The aim of the three-year long project ExaQUte is to develop new methods for solving complex engineering problems using computational simulations on exascale systems. Within the project new computational methods and software tools for solving aerodynamic simulations to optimize geometrically complex structures will be developed.
The work of IT4Innovations in the project involves collaborating in the deployment of Hyperloom and COMPss tools on high performance computing systems, and their configuration and optimization. IT4Innovations will also be involved in testing robust algorithms for shape optimization of structures under wind loads.




Technology transfer via multinational application experiments

The objective of this project is to implement the European "Smart Anything Everywhere" initiative in the field of Customized Low Energy Computing for cyberphysical systems and the Internet of Things. The key purpose of this initiative is to accelerate innovations in European industry. The initiative connects technical and application know-how, which helps small and medium-sized enterprises adopt advanced digital technologies more effectively and efficiently.






Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing

The mission of the project is to contribute to efficient use of high performance computing by European small and medium-sized production companies and thus increase their competitiveness. This projects aims at optimization of production processes and productivity of companies using HPC-based modelling and simulation, as well as cloud services.





EXperiments and high PERformance computing for Turbine mechanical Integrity and Structural dynamics in Europe

The objective of this project is to educate researchers able to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation in the areas of supercomputing and mechanics. The colaboration between industrial partners and research organizations will speed up development of the key technologies in turbomachinery and their rapid commissioning in practice. The project is supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks grant within Horizon 2020.




High-Performance Computing for effective Innovation in the Danube region

The main objective of InnoHPC is to create transnational HPC laboratory for co-designing knowledge-intensive innovative products with high value-added in transnational value-chains. InnoHPC targets small and medium sized enterprises and clusters, providing the opportunity to increase efficiency of innovations and join transnational value-chains in the Danube region. Higher education and research institutions with HPC will get access to exciting real-life cases and opportunities to exploit their entrepreneurial potential.



National projects



The evaluation of information to support decision-making within crisis management processes, namely floods. The development of a system to monitor, model, predict and support solutions to crisis situations, with a special focus on the Moravian - Silesian Region.





Evaluating information on carriers' performance in public transport and population mobility using location and operational data of mobile networks. Thanks to new findings on population behaviour from the time-spacial perspective, we support public administration and business decision-making to increase the efficiency of public transport, the quality of life for citizens and the environment.




IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center –
path to exascale

Project number: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001791

The objective of this project is to upgrade and modernize the research infrastructure of IT4Innovations so as to minimally maintain the existing technological level of HPC in the Czech Republic in comparison with developed, particularly European, countries.
The activities of this project are aimed at modernizing the current Anselm cluster, and also supercomputer Salomon. Additional objectives of the project are also the support of high-quality research across the wider academic community in the Czech Republic, and the expansion of existing research activities in IT4Innovations in the field of modelling photonic and spin-photonic structures, design of progressive materials based on electronic structure calculations, and analysis of bioimages using HPC.




IT4Innovations Educational Training Center

Project number: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_017/0002628

The implementation of the project will lead to the establishment of a training centre to support research programmes focused on the use of high performance computing technologies (HPC). This infrastructure will bring together the training of new HPC experts with research activities in the same area, as well as their own research supercomputing infrastructure in one location. Training in computational study programmes will bring students closer to the global trend of HPC integration into research and practice. The construction of the training centre follows a complementary project supported by OP RDE called ‘Doctoral School for Education in Mathematical Methods and Tools in HPC’. The IT4Innovatios Educational Training Center project will be implemented with the support of European Funds at a rate of 95% of the total cost. The cost of building a training centre is estimated to be CZK 114.6 million.




Doctoral School for Education in Mathematical Methods and Tools in HPC

Project number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_018/0002713

The main objective of the project is the establishment of a Doctoral School for Education in Mathematical Methods and Tools in HPC, integrating doctoral studies at Charles University, the Czech Academy of Sciences, and VŠB-TUO. Part of the project is the modernization and internationalization of one of the doctoral programmes of the School (Computational Sciences, VŠB-TUO) and the creation of new double degree programmes (planned in collaboration with Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, and Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France). The project builds on the related ERDF Educational Training Center IT4Innovations project. Both projects will be implemented with the support of European funds.




Finished projects


Runtime Exploitation of Application Dynamism for Energy-efficient eXascale computing

The supercomputers energy consumption increases with approaching to exascale. The main goal of the participating institutions is to develop autotunning tool which makes the computations and simulations more energy efficient employing new scenarios and techniques changing software and hardware parameters as e.g. frequency of computational cores. The task of IT4I consists in evaluation of dynamism in HPC applications, manual tunning especially of FETI solvers based on domain decomposition combining direct and iterative methods and evaluation and validation of developed tool taking results of manual tunning as the baseline.




AutoTuning and Adaptivity appRoach for Energy efficient eXascale HPC systems

The main goal of the ANTAREX project is to provide a breakthrough approach to express by a Domain Specific Language the application self-adaptivity and to runtime manage and autotune applications for green and heterogeneous High Performance Computing systems up to the Exascale level.




Exascale Compound Activity Prediction Engine

The main goal of the ExCAPE project is to develop Exascale compound activity prediction engine by producing the state of the art scalable algorithms and implementations suitable for running on future Exascale machines. Designed methods will enable processing and analysis of the industry scale complex pharmaceutical analysis workloads.




Centre for the Development of Transportation Systems

A comprehensive solution for the issue of modelling, management and transportation optimization.





Harnessing Performance Variability

The aim of the project is to design and develop methods for effectively solving problems relating to load distribution on heterogeneous multi-core systems in order to ensure the proper functioning and availability of these systems.


Algorithms for exascale and advanced computing techniques

The objective of this FP7 project is to create open modular software prototype, which will introduce new algorithms and programming techniques developed in the framework of the project. The prototype will be a demonstration of creation of new codes focused on exascale computing.







Supercomputing Expertise for Small and Medium Enterprises

The aim of this project is to establish a network of centres mutually cooperating and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in exploitation of HPC for their development. Within the scope of this project, educational materials, manuals, and educational events portfolio, which will be freely available in all European countries, will be prepared.





Invitation to the course Energy Efficiency in HPC (29-30/01/2020)
When: Wednesday 29 January 2020 9.00am – Thursday 30 January 2020, 3.30pm Where: campus VŠB-TUO […]
IT4Innovations Newsletter Q3/2019
IT4Innovations Newsletter Q3/2019
Press Release: 2nd Project Face to Face Meeting LINKS Foundation in Turin
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18th Open Access Grant Competition
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Invitation to the course Get Started with Intel and Nvidia Artificial Intelligence Technologies (11-12/11/2019)
When: Monday 11 November 2019 8.30am – Tuesday 12 November 2019, 5.30pm Where: campus VŠB-TUO […]
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