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Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany

Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.

Nasledovať bude inštalácia linuxového operačného systému a nástrojov pre manažment systému, manažment dát a súborového systému, ako aj mnohým požívateľom známy nástroj na manažment úloh Slurm. Napokon sa nainštaluje ekosystém pre aplikácie a vývoj softvéru, teda bežné matematické knižnice a kompilátory. Pred samotným prebratím Devany od dodávateľa prebehne prvé testovanie v réžii Výpočtového strediska SAV. Testy budú zahŕňať aj tzv. Linpack, čo je súbor štandardizovaných numerických úloh, ktorého výsledkom je definícia výkonu v jednotkách Flop/s, teda počet aritmetických operácií, ktoré superpočítač vykoná za sekundu. Najvýkonnejší počítač v Európe – LUMI – má výkon 309 PFlop/s, čo je 309×1015 operácií. Teoretický predpokladaný výkon Devany je okolo 800 TFlop/s, teda 800×1012 operácií za sekundu. Testovať sa bude aj rýchlosť čítania a zápisu dát z dátových úložísk. Napokon sa vykonajú záťažové testy, kedy sa na všetkých výpočtových uzloch spustia aplikácie vyžadujúce plný výkon procesorov a plnú operačnú pamäť. Test bude prebiehať približne 48 hodín a preverí sa ním stabilita systému a kapacita chladenia.

Po ukončení a vyhodnotení testov, ktoré predpokladáme začiatkom decembra, budeme môcť sprístupniť Devanu pre používateľov. Pri tejto príležitosti pripravujeme aj nový portál, ktorý bude slúžiť na podávanie, hodnotenie a manažment projektov a používateľov.

Text: Lucia Demovičová
Fotografie: Pavol Novák

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany 17 Nov - Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.
Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub 14 Nov - The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.
Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre 11 Nov - On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.
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Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub

Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub

The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.

Hopero is dedicated to 3 main goals:

  • Promotion of digital technologies related to artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Supporting the SMEs in access to private and EU funding necessary for adoption of all digital technologies, focusing specifically on SMEs in the regions.
  • Development of the digital innovation ecosystem in Slovakia.

Hopero will help you implement digital transformation and teach you how to search funds for your projects.

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More information about Hopero can be found HERE.

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany 17 Nov - Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.
Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub 14 Nov - The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.
Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre 11 Nov - On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.
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Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre

Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre

On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.

The so-called phasing, i.e. the renewal of the HPC infrastructure so that the life cycles of at least 2 systems overlap, is a common tool for ensuring the continuous availability of adequate computing resources for users. In Slovakia, however, since 2014, when the Aurel supercomputer was expanded, a significant investment debt has arisen in this area. Aurel, which has been shut down since April 2021, will be replaced by Devana, which we want to make available before the end of the year.

You can find a comparison of Aurel and Devana parameters in this year's issue HPC Focus.

Who will be able to use Devana supercomputer?

Scientists and researchers from Slovak universities and SAS institutes will be able to apply for free access, computing capacity will be allocated to individual projects in a grant competition with peer-review assessment.

There is an offer of cooperation with the National Competence Center for HPC available especially for small and medium-sized enterprises and the possibility of implementing free pilot and proof-of-concept projects with the help of experts.

The computing resources will also be available commercially.

When will Devana be available to users?

Installation and thorough testing of the system will take place in the coming weeks. In December, we plan to launch the possibility of submitting the projects for testing and benchmarking. The first call for standard projects will be published early next year.

Text: Lucia Demovičová

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany 17 Nov - Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.
Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub 14 Nov - The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.
Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre 11 Nov - On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.
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National Competence Centre for HPC at SlovakiaTech Forum Expo

National Competence Centre for HPC at SlovakiaTech Forum Expo

On September 20 and 21, 2022, an international conference for professionals and innovation and technology fair SlovakiaTech Expo , whose goal was a meeting of Slovak and foreign experts in the field of innovation, industry and industrial technology, energy, transport and logistics, environment and education. The team of the National Competence Center for High-Performance Computing presented its activities to visitors and interested parties from the state, academic and private sectors at the innovation and technology fair. The participants had a great opportunity to join the competition and try out a simplified simulation similar to those implemented on a supercomputer.

During the event at the stand of the National Competence Center for High-Performance Computing, participants had the opportunity to participate in a competition for a reMarkable tablet. The purpose of the competition was to find the object with the least air resistance with entry restrictions set by NCC for HPC experts.

Competition statute

More info about the event

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany 17 Nov - Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.
Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub 14 Nov - The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.
Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre 11 Nov - On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.
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National Competence Centre at Researchers' Night

National Competence Centre at Researchers' Night

The main organizer of the event, the Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities in cooperation with the Slovak Academy of Sciences also EurActiv.sk and Center for Scientific and Technical Information of the Slovak Republiconce again prepared a rich and extremely varied program that appealed to all age categories and interest groups.

The last Friday of September in Bratislava's Stara tržnica belonged to the European night of researchers. Also at the 16th year of this event, visitors had the opportunity to learn more about supercomputers and high-performance computing. Experts from the National Competence Center for High-Performance Computing (HPC) welcomed a number of curious visitors of various age groups to their stand, who were interested in supercomputers and their practical use. The team of the competence center briefly introduced NCC for HPC to the interested parties and, through a demonstration of one of the methods used in HPC, introduced the use of supercomputers in practice.

The motto of the 16th year was Trust science which encourages the audience, and especially young people, to activity and experiential learning. Through experiments and interactive demonstrations, they showed the participants that there are scientific explanations and principles behind all the phenomena around us and events in nature. The aim of the Night of Researchers was to encourage young people and the general public to try simple experiments at home and through them get to know science and the people behind it better.

The Science Festival European Night of Researchers is a project financially supported by the framework program of the European Commission for the support of research, development and innovation - Horizon Europe, in the part - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions under the number 101060946. The European Night of Researchers originated from the initiative of the European Commission and is organized in parallel in 30 states of Europe. 

More info about the event.

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany 17 Nov - Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.
Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub 14 Nov - The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.
Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre 11 Nov - On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.
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EuroHPC JU Call for Proposals for Extreme Scale access mode

EuroHPC JU Call for Proposals for Extreme Scale access mode

Are you interested in compute time on LUMI and Leonardo supercomputers? Thanks to the EuroHPC-JU call, you will be able to get an access to the pre-exasclae infrastructure. The EuroHPC Are you interested in compute time on LUMI and Leonardo supercomputers? Thanks to the EuroHPC-JU call, you will be able to get an access to the pre-exasclae infrastructure. The EuroHPC will be soon opening the call for the Extreme Scale access mode to applications requiring resources from the EuroHPC pre-exascale supercomputers.


Nová výzva je zameraná na HPC applications zaoberajúce sa inovatívnym výskumom s vysokým vplyvom a prospechom. Výzva je otvorená pre všetky oblasti science, industry and public sector justifying the need for and the capacity to use extremely large allocations in terms of compute time, data storage and support resources.

Výzva je otvorená od 28. septembra a deadline na podávanie žiadostí je 3. november tohto roka. V rámci tejto výzvy máte možnosť získať strojový čas na pre-exascale superpočítačoch LUMI and Leonardo.. Viac podrobností vrátane množstva ponúkaných výpočtových zdrojov a ukladania dát je k dispozícii na webpage of PRACE.

Podávanie žiadostí prebieha prostredníctvom portálu PRACE-calls portal.. Výzva je otvorená pre všetky kategórie žiadostí (priemysel, vedecký a verejný sektor), pričom pre každú kategóriu budú zadefinované tri špecifické výzvy. Vyhodnotenie bude založené na technickom a vedeckom preskúmaní návrhov. Rozhodnutia o udelení grantu budú podľa poradia návrhov v troch kritériách:

  • Excellence.
  • Innovation and impact.
  • Quality of implementation.

Výpočtové zdroje budú k dispozícií pre vybraných žiadateľov na obdobie jedného roka.

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Invitation: Qubit Cybersecurity Conference Tatry 2022

Invitation: Qubit Cybersecurity Conference Tatry 2022

After last year's successful event, you can already look forward to the 2nd edition of the Qubit Tatry 2022 conference.

On November 9-10, 2022 at the Grand Jasná Hotel Jasná , interesting speakers and panel discussions, sharing of practical experience of professionals in the field of information and cyber security, interactive training, club meetings and popular networking await you. Come and share valuable knowledge and experience in the area of development, current regulations and trends in IT security and digital transformation, taking into account the key ways of managing organizations.

Do not miss:

  • Inspirational panel discussions and presentations by leading speakers.
  • 5 main topics - cloud security, AI and new dimensions of information security, unpredictable incidents or security architecture.
  • Original trainings in a fun way.
  • 3 club meetings - CISO, Audit and DPO Club.
  • Popular networking events, VIP receptions and exclusive meeting opportunities.

Take part in the Qubit Tatry 2022 conference and don't miss a unique opportunity for education, presentation of your company and establishing new partnership and professional relationships on the Slovak and Czech cybersec market.

Register your participation in the event today!!

The mission of Qubit Conference is to build a professional community of experts in the cybersecurity industry through networking and partnerships through highly professional educational events characterized by a professional approach and a friendly atmosphere.

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany 17 Nov - Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.
Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub 14 Nov - The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.
Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre 11 Nov - On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.
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PRACE-ICEI Calls For Proposals Call #11

PRACE-ICEI Calls For Proposals Call #11

Are you one of the researchers from academia, research institutes in need of scalable computing resources, interactive computing services, VM services and data storage to carry on their research? PRACE - ICEI call for proposals is a great opportunity for you!


The eleventh call will be open from September 26, to October 24, 2022. Computing resources will be allocated in January 2023.  Calls will be open until resources are available. The PRACE ICEI program is open to all European researchers, research organizations needing resource allocations regardless of funding sources.

You are eligible to apply for the call for proposals only if you need one or more:

  • Scalable computing services.
  • Interactive computing services.
  • Virtual machine services.
  • Archival data repository.
  • Active data repository.

Proposal Requirements for PRACE ICEI:

  • Short description of the scientific goals and objectives including progress beyond state of the art and scientific impact.
  • Type of resources required i.e. scalable computing resource, interactive computing resources, VM services, archival and active data repositories.
  • Resources requests based on limits defined above (including information on scalability for scalable compute resources requests).
  • Description of the software and services needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Description of the research methods (including a project workplan), algorithms, and code parallelization approach (including memory requirements).
  • Information on Data Management.
  • Description of special needs (if any).

The resources in these calls are from the FenixResearch Infrastructure, funded by the European ICEI project HERE.  .

Do you need some help or have questions? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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EuroHPC JU Call For Proposals For Regular Access Mode

EuroHPC JU Call For Proposals For Regular Access Mode

Are you a researcher from academia, research institutes, public authorities or industry? Is your institution established or located in a Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020? Use a great opportunity to get access to pre-exascale and petascale supercomputers!


This call is continuously open. Cut-off date for 2022 is 4 November 2022 – 10:00 AM CET.  The allocations are granted for one year with the option for projects to apply for a continuation (maximum) 12 months. Access will be granted to applicants within two months of the closing date.

The Regular Access call is organised by the EuroHPC JU with the support of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe). All proposals must be submitted via the PRACE Peer-Review Tool. The call is open to all fields of science, industry, and the public sector. The projects should be designed to enable progress and innovation in their respective domains.


The next closing date is November 4, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. (CEST)

The computer systems that will undertake the operations for the projects chosen for this regular access call are: Vega (Slovenia), MeluXina (Luxembourg), Discoverer (Bulgaria), Karolina (Czech Republic), LUMI (Finland) .
More detailed information can be found on HERE.

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Webinar: Supercomputing Services for Enterprises

Webinar: Supercomputing Services for Enterprises

The webinar "Supercomputing services for Enterprises" was organized by the American Chamber of Commerce  (AmCham Slovakia). The event took place online on July 7, 2022. What services can supercomputers provide for SMEs, large enterprises, or the public sector? The webinar ""Supercomputing services for Enterprises" was dedicated to these questions. Speakers during the webinar explained not only who can use high-performance computing services, but also how to access them.

Today, supercomputing enables industrial sectors to become more innovative, productive and shift business to a higher level. The advantages of using HPC start with a more precise design of complex work pieces, continue with speeding-up the time-to-market, and conclude with the cost-saving of materials and time savings which could be spent for further R&D.

HPC services are now available to Slovak SMEs and industry at the National competence centre for HPC. Slovak National Supercomputing Centre National Supercomputing Center - NSCC and National competence centre for HPC.

  • Lucia Demovičová – National Competence Centre for HPC
  • Lukáš Demovič – National Supercomputing Centre
  • Michal Číž – Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic

Currently, the Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of SR is realizing a project aimed at the creation of a sustainable ecosystem of high performance computing, which will operate the supercomputer for the Slovak National Supercomputing Centre. The existence of such an ecosystem will benefit Slovakia’s innovation potential and increase cooperation between the public sector, private sector and research and academia.

The National Competence Center for HPC carries out a survey of competences and needs in the field of high-performance computing and the use of HPC+ solutions. Entrepreneurs, public and academic institutions can participate in the nationwide survey.


Survey

Postupnými krokmi k spusteniu Devany 17 Nov - Po úspešnom navezení nového superpočítača Devana bude spusteniu a sprístupneniu pre používateľov predchádzať ešte niekoľko krokov, ktoré sa budú realizovať počas najbližších týždňov. Predovšetkým je nevyhnutné dokončenie a servis pomocnej infraštruktúry, ako sú elektrické rozvody a chladiaci systém.
Hopero: European Digital Innovation Hub 14 Nov - The Slovak AI European Digital Innovation Hub is a nation-wide ecosystem with a clear focus on artificial intelligence aiming to support the digital transformation of Slovak companies in the European innovation space. One of Hopero's goals is to upgrade companies and train their employees for the digital era by strengthening and expanding the community innovators, sharing knowledge, improving access to financial means and introduction of artificial intelligence.
Devana Is Already “Home” in the Sas Computing Centre 11 Nov - On the 10th and 11th of November, the physical installation of the new Devana HPC system is taking place on the premises of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Bratislava's Patrónka. Slovak users had to wait for a long time for a replacement of Aurel, the first Slovak supercomputer.