The National Competence Centre (NCC) is the reference and the single point of contact and coordination in the Czech Republic for high-performance computing (HPC) and data analysis (HPDA). Its mission is to analyse, implement, and coordinate all necessary activities and offer its services to end users to meet their needs: from access to supercomputers and technology consulting to providing training for industry, public administration, and academia.

In the Czech Republic, the National Competence Centre in HPC represented by IT4Innovations aims to gather the necessary expertise to create a trans-European network of national coordination centres on topics related to HPC. The centre was created under the auspices of the EuroCC project, which was approved by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), and was funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Czech Republic.

From January 2023 the project continues under the name EuroCC 2. It will be funded by the Digital Europe Programme. The mission of EuroCC 2 is to continue the establishment of a network of National Competence Centres in the most efficient way, while continuing to address differences in the maturity of HPC deployment across Europe. The main task of the project is to support national centres in setting up their individual operational frameworks while accessing and making the most of the experience and expertise currently available at the national and European level. The main goal is to drive collaboration, the exchange of best practices, and knowledge at the European level, as well as to accelerate the improvement of national and thus European capabilities.


For more information, see: EuroCC.

National competence centrE portfolio


The secret of supercomputers was unlocked at the Science Fair in Prague!

The most significant science popularisation event in the Czech Republic, the Science Fair, has already passed. This year's seventh edition, traditionally held at the PVO EXPO Praha exhibition centre in Letňany in Prague (8th - 10th June), broke not only records in the number of visitors. Indeed, we couldn't miss out on it.

National Competence Centre in HPC part of ISC 2023

Europe's most important event in high-performance computing, ISC 2023, is already over. The National Competence Centre in HPC (NCC) presented its achievements so far, including successful collaborations with companies and other stakeholders in the field, and introduced the conference participants to current opportunities for collaboration with industry, public administration, and academia.

TREX Workshop: Code Tuning for the Exascale [5.–7. 6. 2023]

The workshop is targeting specifically code developers and will be focused on code optimisation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own codes to learn about techniques, methods and solutions on how to improve them both in terms of performance and in terms of scalability across multiple platforms.

The future of National Competence Centres lies in intensive cooperation with the industry

Lectures, panel discussions, and project presentations. Over five hundred representatives from the field of HPC attended the EuroHPC Summit in Göteborg, Sweden (20-23 March). On the last day of the event, a workshop of Centres of Excellence and National Competence Centres (NCCs) was held, where the coordinator of the Czech NCC, Tomáš Karásek from IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, was also present.

Introduction to MPI [30. – 31. 5. 2023]

Message Passing Interface (MPI) is a dominant programming model on clusters and distributed memory architectures. This course is focused on its basic concepts such as exchanging data by point-to-point and collective operations.

High Performance Data Analysis with R [26. – 27. 4. 2023]

This course is focused on data analysis and modeling in R statistical programming language. The first day of the course will introduce how to approach a new dataset to better understand the data and its features. The second day is focused on increasing the efficiency of computation by introducing Rcpp for seamless integration of C++ code into R code.


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