Our mission is to carry out excellent research in the field of high performance computing and advanced data analysis, and to operate the leading national supercomputing infrastructure, mediating its effective use in order to increase the competitiveness and innovation of Czech science and industry.
IT4Innovations aspires to be a leading supercomputing center that provides professional services and conducts excellent research in the field of high performance computing and processing of advanced data sets for the benefit of science, industry and society.
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:
The Institute of Geonics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
708 00 Ostrava – Poruba