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Explore the world of Ubiquitous Cybersecurity at Qubit Conference Prague 2022 Qubit Conference Prague 2022

Explore the world of Ubiquitous Cybersecurity at Qubit Conference Prague 2022 Qubit Conference Prague 2022

Date: May 25 - 26, 2022
Venue: Hotel OREA Pyramída, Prague, Czech Republic
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The 9th annual cybersecurity community event Qubit Conference Prague 2022 offers its delegates excellent speakers, leading key cyber topics, keynotes, case studies, educational sessions, panel discussions and popular networking events. Two full days of top cybersecurity community event, providing both in-person and virtual experiences, are designed to give you a mix of opportunities for learning, networking, and collaboration.

Qubit Conference Prague is a cybersecurity community event connecting the East and West. Over the past years, Qubit Conference has grown to be a leading cybersecurity event in CEE region, bringing the latest cybersecurity news and knowledge to the community of cyber professionals. Following the previous eight years of success, the conference is expanding further and is bringing the conference back to Prague. Being held again in the “Rooftop of Europe” and Bohemian capital on May 25 – 26, community partners and cyber professionals from all over the world gather for two full days of engaging and inspiring educational sessions brought by some of the brightest minds in the cyber space.

Qubit Conference Prague 2022 is a unique way to meet the best and the brightest minds in the information security fields across multiple industries, and all carrier levels.

What you can expect:

  • 220+ C-level managers, experts & practitioners at a unique cyber community event
  • Excellent speakers and educational sessions
  • Popular networking events, VIP receptions and exclusive meeting opportunities
  • Pre-conference hands-on trainings

Qubit’s mission is to bring together and build a community of knowledge and information sharing for the industry’s experts and professionals through networking & education events. That is the reason why Qubit Conference aims to create space for the community of cybersecurity professionals to join in on inspiring, highly professional technical and strategical presentations and educational sessions, enjoy trainings with professional approach and experience friendly community atmosphere surrounded by key decision makers and experts in the field of cybersecurity.

Attending Qubit Conference Prague 2022 is an excellent opportunity to educate yourself, promote your company and meet new partners and fellow colleagues from the cybersec market. Connect with the event today and explore the latest innovations and ideas that are carving tomorrow‘s industry landscape.

Thanks to the media cooperation of the National Competence Center for HPC and the Qubit Conference, you can now use the 10% discount code: QP22EUROCC10.

JOIN QUBIT CONFERENCE PRAGUE 2022!



QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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SAVE THE DATE: QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop

SAVE THE DATE: QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop will be held in Slovakia from 20-23 June 2022. Workshop will be organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.

The workshop will take place in person in Slovakia and participants will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive theoretical overview and practical experience with quantum Monte Carlo methods and their molecular (Quantum Package and CHAMP codes) and periodic systems (TurboRVB). The lectures and trainings will be led by experts who are part of the European Center of Excellence TREX.

Main goals:

  • Provide participants a general overview of QMC foundations and their adaptation to simulations of molecular and periodic systems.
  • Provide an overview of the hot current topics in molecular, crystalline and low-dimensional systems. 
  • Provide hands-on experience with practical QMC simulations based on CHAMP and TurboRVB simulation codes.

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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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Supercomputers (not only) in science

Supercomputers (not only) in science

We continue into the summer semester with a series of lectures on how scientists use supercomputers in their research. The National Competence Centre for HPC in cooperation with the Computing Centre and the Computer Museum of the Centre of Operations of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, organizes a series of popularization lectures on the use of supercomputers in various scientific disciplines. We will welcome a number of speakers not only from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, but also from Slovak universities and other institutions.

Part of the lectures is planned as a sequence focusing on the applications of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Come and listen to Slovak experts and take the opportunity to discuss with them in an informal atmosphere!

We would like to invite scientists, students and also the general public - all those who are interested in the topic of supercomputing. Research and development relying on high-performance calculations has multidisciplinary character and the knowledge of the basic modeling and simulation methods, programming languages and operating systems can be of a great advantage. This semester we will first look at the quantum Monte Carlo methods, considered very promising for utilizing the next generation exascale supercomputers. We will learn about the important role the high performance computers play in weather forecasting. Subsequently, we will focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence topic with lectures covering the basics as well as specific applications.

We plan to organize the lectures in a hybrid mode so it is possible to attend them in person. However, due to the unpredictable pandemic situation and constantly changing rules for mass events, we will inform you about the lecture format via our website and social networks approximately one week before each individual event.

You may look forward to the following lectures and speakers - and we look forward to see you!

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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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Operation systems in multiprocessor clusters

Operačné systémy v multiprocesorových klastroch

10. novembra 2021 sa uskutočnila už štvrtá prednáška série Superpočítanie vo vede. Tentokrát sme privítali Dr. Dušana Bernáta z Fakulty matematiky, fyziky a informatiky Univerzity Komenského so zaujímavou prednáškou na tému Operačné systémy v multiprocesorových klastroch.

Účastníci získali prehľad o základných pojmoch a definíciách, ako operačný systém umožňuje a zabezpečuje prístup aplikácií a procesov k prostriedkom a ako tieto prostriedky spravuje. Dozvedeli sme sa viac o stavoch a zmenách stavu jednotlivých procesov. Zaujímavé boli aj informácie o tom, ako vyzerá politika a réžia plánovača (scheduler), ktorý prístup na CPU procesom prideľuje.

Obr. 1: Diagram stavu procesov

Z hľadiska vysokovýkonných výpočtových prostriedkov nás zaujíma, ako funguje OS v prostredí s mnohými procesormi. Zvyšovanie počtu procesorov je prirodzenou odpoveďou na rýchly nárast požiadaviek aplikácií a súčasne limitov zvyšovania výkonu jediného CPU. Operačný systém teda môže úlohy rozdeľovať medzi viaceré fyzické procesory (alebo jadrá), pričom tieto procesy sú nezávislé a môžu bežať súbežne. Programátori môžu využiť výhody viacerých procesorov a svoje úlohy rozdeliť na viacero súbežných podúloh. Tieto už ale nie sú nezávislé a väčšinou je potrebné, aby medzi sebou navzájom komunikovali. Jedna úloha – proces môže mať teda viacero samostatných tokov riadenia, ktoré nazývame vlákna (threads) a ktoré zdieľajú väčšinu prostriedkov tohto procesu, vrátane pamäte. Z pohľadu architektúry to môže vyzerať ako na obrázku ilustrujúcom schému symetrického multiprocesorového systému (Obr. 2), kde je jedna pamäť zdieľaná viacerými rovnocennými procesormi (architektúra UMA – Uniform Memory Access). Tu je potrebné ošetriť synchronizáciu prístupu k tejto spoločnej pamäti, čo je možné urobiť viacerými spôsobmi. Prístup SMP – symetrického multiprocesingu má však nevýhody ako zlá škálovateľnosť, čakanie pri synchronizácii, tzv. cache trashing.

Obr. 2: Symetrický multiprocesorový systém

Ak fyzickú pamäť rozdelíme na viaceré moduly, dosiahneme menšie zaťaženie zbernice, pretože procesory budú najviac využívať vlastnú lokálnu pamäť. Tento prístup poznáme ako NUMA – Non-Uniform Memory Access. Tu je najvýhodnejšie, ak OS alokuje úlohe pamäť pre dáta čo najbližšie k procesoru, na ktorom úloha beží. Na obrázku vidíme príklad prepojenia 4 procesorov:

Obr. 3: Ukážka 4 procesorového point-to-point prepojenia, konfigurácie typickej pre NUMA

Prednáška pokryla aj tému správy pamäte, virtuálnu pamäť a jej alokáciu – vrátane konceptu overcommit a tému súborového systému a jeho hierarchie.

Operačné systémy a ich fungovanie v HPC prostredí by si určite zaslúžili aj viac priestoru, ako náš formát môže poskytnúť. Ak vás téma zaujala, na Fakulte matematiky, fyziky a informatiky UK na túto tému prednáša práve Dr. Dušan Bernát – a ak ste našu prednášku nestihli, môžete si ju pozrieť na Facebook or YouTube.

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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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NCC Slovakia at the ITAPA 2021 congress

NCC Slovakia at the ITAPA 2021 congress

On November 9th, 2021 the second day of the ITAPA congress took place featuring several contributions focused on high-performance computing as an important tool for enabling innovations, ensuring the competitiveness of economies as well as for supporting security and scientific research. The Slovak National Competence Centre for HPC in collaboration with the congress organizers invited Mr. Gustav Kalbe as one of the keynote speakers. As a representative of the EuroHPC JU he covered this topic from the global and European point of view.

The following panel discussion, organized with the support of the NCC, highlighted the situation in HPC in Slovakia. Lukáš Demovič, who is the director of the Centre of Operations,  Slovak Academy of Sciences - an institution operating the only publicly available HPC infrastructure – spoke about the current possibilities, ongoing projects and ambitious plans for significant expansion of computational capacities in Slovakia. The importance of investments and support of this field was stressed also by other speakers. Prof. Ivan Štich, who is active within the TREX CoE showed use cases of 2D materials modelling using the QMC method,, which is, thanks to it’s robustness and scalability, especially suited for utilizing the coming exascale systems. Prof. Mária Bieliková from the Kempelen institute of intelligent technologies introduced a newly developed large neural language model for Slovak. She also mentioned the aspect of large energy consumption that comes with many AI applications and models together with the strategies scientists employ to mitigate this problem. Jozef Vivoda described models for numerical weather forecasting, employed and (co)developed at the Slovak hydrometeorological institutetheir level of precision as well as computational demands. Robert Cisár from the Tachyum company and Luboš Kolář from HPE took part in the discussion as representatives from the private sector.

All speakers agreed on the necessity of investing into HPC technologies at the national level and the importance of supporting the whole ecosystem at the same time. The lack of concept on the state level and the lengthy and disproportionately complicated process of public procurement were identified as main problems when planning and purchasing new supercomputers. The National competence centre is focusing it’s efforts primarily on building the supporting ecosystem and raising the adoption of HPC tools and connected technologies across all sectors. Without an available HPC infrastructure, however, this task remains a challenge.

Speakers' presentations:
How is Slovakia doing with supercomputing? – Lukáš Demovič.
HPC and numeric weather forecast in Slovakia -Jozef Vivoda.
Who can afford artificial intelligence today? – Mária Bieliková.
Is a supercomputer suitable only for science? – Robert Cisár.
2D semiconductor modeling by exascale computing methods – Ivan Štich.
The supercomputer is not just about computing power – Luboš Kolář.
Why do we need supercomputers? Discussion.



QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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Development of technology and computer architecture – from 1-processor serial computers to supercomputers

Development of technology and computer architecture – from 1-processor serial computers to supercomputers

On October 26, 2021 the third lecture of our „Supercomputing in science“ series took place on the premises of the Computational centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences  Doc. Šperka, who is also responsible for the Computer museum, showed development of computer architectures and it’s components, such as CPU, GPU and RAM.

Computational power increased thanks to new technologies and innovations in semiconductor device fabrication and enabled doubling the number of components per integrated circuit every two years – this trend is described by the Moore’s law. However, we are now approaching physical limits in this area.

Another way of speeding up calculations is to use parallel approach, supported by today’s supercomputer architectures, including high-speed interconnecting network. Doc. Šperka described the history from the first parallel vector computers and Cray-1 supercomputer up to modern supercomputers.

Lecture series is a joint activity of the Computer museum COO SAS and National Competence Center for HPC. NCC, as the primary contact point for HPC in Slovakia, covers, among other things, educational and dissemination activities in this area.

You can watch the recording of the event on Facebook and YouTube and you can already register for our next lectures. Schedule and registration:

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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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Can we exploit the HPC possibilities in basic research effectively?

Can we exploit the HPC possibilities in basic research effectively?

On October 12, 2021 the second lecture of our „Supercomputing in science“ series took place on the premises of the Computational centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences  Pavel Neogrády from the Department of physical and theoretical chemistry of the Faculty of Natural Sciences CU talked about highly accurate computational methods in the field of theoretical chemistry and about their complexity and numerical intricacies.

There are a lot of HPC users in Slovakia that work with this type of applications and algorithms in their research. As one of the developers of chemical modelling methods Pavel also elaborated on his experience with effective software parallelization and described the main issues in the implementation. Although the computational cost of these methods is prohibitive for modelling larger systems, they are used for calibrating of other methods capable of describing and predicting properties of complex molecules, such as new drugs or materials.

Lecture series is a joint activity of the Computer museum COO SAS and National Competence Center for HPC. NCC, as the primary contact point for HPC in Slovakia, covers, among other things, educational and dissemination activities in this area.

You can watch the recording of the event on Facebook and YouTube and you can already register for our next lectures. Schedule and registration:

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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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A Centre of Excellence in HPC: Performance Optimisation and Productivity

A Centre of Excellence in HPC: Performance Optimisation and Productivity

Once again, we bring you to the attention of the PoP service: (Performance Optimisation and Productivity; A Centre of Excellence in HPC) One of the PoP CoE partners is also the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at VŠB - Technical University in Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

Experts from the POP CoE offer a portfolio of services designed to help users optimise parallel software and understand performance issues. Whilst primary customers are code developers & owners services, (which is free of charge) of the POP CoE are also available to code users and infrastructure & service centres.

PoP CoE already has 21 successful partnerships with universities and SMEs. They already helped to optimize the software, identify its problem parts and clarify how the algorithms of individual applications work on the HPC infrastructure. Watch a webinar on the experience of SMEs in Europe using PoP services:

Services provided by POP:

  • Parallel Application Performance Assessment;
  • Proof-of-Concept Projects;
  • Seminars and Workshops.

If you are insterested in services of the POP CoE do not hesitate to contact National Competence Centre for HPC via eurocc@nscc.sk and we will mediate contact with experts from the IT4I in Ostrava. In order to request services of the POP CoE you can also use Request Service Form. Services are free of charge to organisations / SMEs / ISVs / companies in the EU!

 

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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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Current trends and visions in HPC in Slovakia

Current trends and visions in HPC in Slovakia

On September 29, we started a series of lectures "Supercomputing in Science" in the lecture hall of the Slovak Academy of Sciences  Popularization-educational lectures are a joint activity of the Computer Museum and the National Competence Center for HPC NCC, as the primary contact point for HPC in Slovakia, covers, among other things, educational and dissemination activities in this area.

Filip Holka, Head of the High-Performance Computing Department, and Lukáš Demovič, Director of COO SAS, took care of the introductory event Current trends and visions in HPC in Slovakia. In the first part, the participants learned how to define a supercomputer, on what technologies today's supercomputers are built, everything that must be taken into account in their design, as well as how to evaluate performance and energy efficiency. The second part of the lecture brought an interesting recapitulation of the history of HPC in Slovakia, but also a description of the current state and capacities in comparison with Europe and the surrounding countries. It is clear that Slovakia needs to invest in HPC infrastructure and support the digitization and use of innovative technologies, if it is to keep up with the rest of Europe. As Slovakia is a part of the European structures PRACE-RI and EuroHPC JU, we also touched on the benefits and opportunities that international cooperation brings to us and our users.

Last but not least, we also focused on initiatives that arose in Slovakia - specifically the National Supercomputing Center (NSCC), whose ambition is to develop HPC infrastructure and support high-performance computing in Slovakia.

The participants used the break with refreshments and coffee for informal conversations and discussions with the organizers and speakers.

You can watch the recording of the event on Facebook and YouTube and you can already register for our next lectures.

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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.
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Supercomputing in science - starting soon!

Supercomputing in science - starting soon!

Join us to talk about supercomputing in science in an informal atmosphere with coffee and refreshments! We have prepared a series of interesting lectures on high-performance computing – there is no registration fee, but the registration is required.

National Competence Centre for HPC  organizes a series of lectures on why scientists need supercomputers and high-performance computing. This is a joint activity of the NCC and the Computer museum of the Centre of Operations, SAS.

Every user realizes that the use of HPC in various disciplines is a multidisciplinary issue. Not only is it necessary to have expertise in a specific scientific field, but further knowledge of modeling and simulation methods, programming basics, operating systems and computer architecture is required. The first lectures will therefore cover mostly HPC basics, preparing the participants for later presentations, in which experts from the SAS and the Slovak universities will speak in more detail about the use of HPC in various scientific disciplines. Our goal is to compensate to some extent what is often missing in the curricula of the universities and to try to deliver comprehensive information in the context of the global development.

The lectures are suitable for students, but also for people who want to learn more about HPC technologies, their development and utilization in science. Open, informal discussions with the invited speakers will be an important part of the events taking place in the SAS lecture hall within the Patrónka area.  It will also be possible to watch the lectures online via YouTube. Attendance is free, but all hygiene measures and rules in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic have to be observed. For in-person attendance it is also necessary to register on the website http://itkurzy.sav.sk/prednasky.

We are very pleased that our invitation was accepted by interesting speakers and we are looking forward to inspiring lectures and stimulating discussions in a relaxed atmosphere with coffee and refreshments!

First lectures schedule and registration:

  •  September 29, 17:00 - Current trends and vision of HPC development in Slovakia
    Filip Holka (COO SAS), Lukáš Demovič (COO SAS)
  •  12. októbra o 17:00 – Computer simulations and calculations as an essential tool in science
    Pavel Neogrády (Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University)
  •  26. októbra o 17:00 – Development of technology and computer architecture – from 1-processor serial computers to supercomputers
    Martin Šperka (Computer Museum, COO SAS)

If you are interested in a lecture on a specific topic, but did not find it in our schedule, do not hesitate to contact us!


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QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop 29 Jun - The QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop was held in Slovakia on June 20-23, 2022. Workshop was organised by TREX project, National Competence Centre for HPC (NCC for HPC), Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and the Institute of Physics SAS.
Slovakia will have a new supercomputer this year 21 Jun - Centre of Operations of the SAS has signed a contract with a supplier of a new high-performance computing system, which should be put into operation later this year. The investment in the purchase of the Devana supercomputer with an estimated output of 800 TFlops is financed from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (OPII).
Twinning SK-CZ: Engineering applications 31 May - On 12-13. May 2022, we organized a twinning workshop at the Congress Center SAS Academia in Stará Lesná with the Czech National Competence Center for HPC, which operates within IT4I in Ostrava. The workshop focused on engineering applications and advanced modeling of, for example, complex fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, mechanics etc.