Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver scientifically excellent and industry relevant research in the fields of high performance computing and embedded systems.We are providing state-of-the-art technology and expertise in high performance computing and embedded systems and make it available for Czech and international research teams from academia and industry.



Our Vision

To became top European Centre of Excellence in IT with the emphasis on high performance computing and embedded systems. With our research, know-how and infrastructure we aspire to improve the quality of life, to increase the competitiveness of industrial sector and to promote the cross-fertilization of high-performance computing, embedded systems and other scientific and technical disciplines.



IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center (IT4Innovations) is part of VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The first Anselm supercomputer, with its theoretical peak performance of 94 TFLOPs, was installed in temporary containers in May 2013. Currently ranking 87th most powerful supercomputer in the world, Salomon was put into operation in July 2015. Since the summer 2015, both supercomputers have been installed in the new IT4Innovations building in the Poruba campus. Besides operating the supercomputers, IT4Innovations is a representative of excellent research in IT area, particularly in the field of supercomputing (i.e. High Performance Computing). IT4Innovations is a research centre with strong international connections. Since its foundation in 2011, IT4Innovations has been a member of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), a prestigious pan-European research infrastructure, where it represents the Czech Republic. Moreover, IT4Innovations is also involved in the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), which is focused on defining the research priorities in the area of supercomputing in Europe.

The foundation of IT4Innovation was mainly made possible thanks to the European funds, particularly the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations (OP RDI). The total sum of the funds amounted to CZK 1.8 billion. Between 2011 to 2015 The IT4Innovations Centre of Excellence project was co-implemented by the following 5 partners: VSB-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. At present, the cooperation of these partners is continuing in the form of the IT4Innovations Excellence in Science project funded from the National Sustainability Programme II (NSPII), within the frame of which we are continuing in conducting excellent research in the field of supercomputing and embedded systems.


The partners in the IT4Innovations Centre of Excellence and IT4Innovations Excellence in Science projects:

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava 

17. listopadu 15/2172

708 33 Ostrava – Poruba


The IT4Innovations university institute was established at the VŠB-TUO:





The University of Ostrava
Dvořákova 7
701 03 Ostrava


Namely the Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modelling:




The Silesian University in Opava
Na Rybníčku 1
746 01 Opava


Namely the Research Institute of the IT4Innovations Excellence Centre:




The Institute of Geonics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Studentská 1768
708 00 Ostrava – Poruba



The Brno University of Technology
Antonínská 548/1
601 90 Brno

Namely the Information Technology Research Centre at the Faculty of Information Technology:



Invitation to the course Parallel I/O & Libraries
(2018-03-22 to 2018-03-23)
When: Thursday March 22, 2018, 9.30am – Friday March 23, 2018, 5.00pm Where: campus VŠB-TUO […]
13th Open Access Grant Competition
Announced regularly three times a year for employees of research institutions, scientific and educational organizations. […]
The Czech Republic has signed the declaration of EuroHPC, the joint effort to build together world-class computing and data infrastructures in Europe
The EuroHPC Declaration is an agreement in which the signatory countries commit to work together […]
Invitation to 1st Regional InnoHPC Workshop,
22 February 2018, Linz
12th Open Access Grant Competition results
12th Open Access Grant Competition results
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