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Centre of excellence IT4Innovations

ERDF project no. CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0070, 2010 - 2015

The Institute of Geonics is a partner in the project IT4Innovations, which is jointly implemented by a consortium of five subjects: VSB Technical University of Ostrava (acceptor, coordinator), the University of Ostrava, Silesian University in Opava, Brno University of Technology and Institute of Geonics AS CR.

A part of the project is the acquisition of a highperformance supercomputer that is planned to be put into operation in 2014, at which time it is supposed to rank among the top 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world.

IT4Innovation Centre of Excellence is intended as a research centre that combines academic research while meeting the research needs of the application sphere. The core activity of the centre will be computing within three mutually interlinked key areas:

  • IT4People (Information Technology for People) research focusing on improving the quality of life in society through modern information technologies.
  • SC4Industry (Supercomputing for Industry) focusing on supercomputing in solving industry tasks, modelling in the field of natural sciences and nanotechnologies.
  • Theory4IT (Theory for Information Technology) - focusing on the development of new and nontraditional computing.

The Centre of Excellence IT4Innovations includes eight research programmes:

  1. IT for crisis management
  2. Numerical modelling for solving engineering problems
  3. Libraries for parallel computing
  4. Modelling for Nanotechnology
  1. IT for knowledge processing
  2. Methods of soft computing with supercomputer applications
  3. Recognition and presentation of information from multimedia data
  4. Safe and reliable architectures, networks and protocols

The Institute of Geonics (Department IT4Innovations) participates in two of the above research programmes, RP2 Numerical modelling and RP3 Libraries for parallel computing. The research carries on long term focus of the applied mathematics group at the institute as well as experience with parallel computing, which have been used from the mid 90s.