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.
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
Weed detection – weeding machine
Industrial companies and public administration have another opportunity to take full advantage of HPC
The National Competence Centre for HPC celebrates two years of existence in the Czech Republic. During this time, it has helped many companies and public institutions by providing access to supercomputers, technology consulting, and free educational activities. It intends to build on its earlier achievements in the next three-year period of its operation.
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.
Procedural Scene Creation in Blender [29. – 30. 3. 2023]
The Procedural Scene Creation in Blender will take place at IT4Innovations and online on 29 – 30 March 2023.
Workshop AI and Simulation-based Engineering Workshop was received with great enthusiasm
At the beginning of December, we organised the AI and simulation-based engineering workshop, which took place at the Grandior Hotel in Prague. Our invitation accepted experts from leading European research institutions who presented talks about artificial intelligence and simulations in engineering.
Applications of AI for Anomaly Detection / 1. 3. 2023
The Applications of AI for Anomaly Detection workshop will take place at IT4Innovations and online on 1 March 2023.
Access to LUMI / 14. 2. 2023
The Access to LUMI course will take place at IT4Innovations and online on 14 February 2023.
An overview of currently announced courses within the EuroCC project can be found HERE.
Applications of AI for Predictive Maintenance / 10. 1. 2023
The Applications of AI for Predictive Maintenance workshop will take place at IT4Innovations and online on Tuesday, 10 January 2023.
Programming heterogeneous environments with Intel oneAPI / 24.–26. 1. 2023
The NCC Czech Republic and Intel invite you to a three-day event dedicated to oneAPI, which will be held on January 24 to 26, 2023.