A quality portfolio of services and market monitoring are crucial aspects of the National Competence Centres’ cooperation with the industry

This was one of the outcomes of the half-day workshop of the National Competence Centres in HPC (NCC), which was held on 12th June and immediately preceded the 9th annual Austrian-Slovenian HPC Meeting.

What else was discussed at the meeting, including representatives from the Czech Republic? The discussion on key topics such as deepening cooperation with small and medium-sized enterprises and creating and effectively presenting a portfolio of services was supported by model presentations of success stories examples. These confirmed, among other things, the need for mutual synergy of individual NCCs as well as the importance of their cooperation within other projects (e.g., European Digital Innovation Hubs) and cooperation with industrial companies.


This time, once again, we were part of the Austrian-Slovenian HPC Meeting

The 9th Austrian-Slovenian HPC Meeting (ASHPC 2023) was held in Maribor, Slovenia, on 13–15 June. The programme also included a presentation titled “NCC Czech Republic, Entrance to the World of HPC” by Tomáš Karásek, the Czech NCC Coordinator.

The three-day event brought several exciting contributions. National institutions and scientific clusters presented their latest work, and news from the world of exascale and cloud computing was also discussed. Subsequently resonating in the discussions, one central topic was quantum computing, its potential, development, and integration into the high-performance computing environment. The conference also featured a poster session.

The ASHPC Meeting traces its roots back to 2015. The original modest event focused exclusively on HPC issues in Austria, with an overlap to the German-speaking countries, has grown over time, and the last three editions are now fully dedicated to current topics in the Central European region and the Balkan countries. For a change, the Jubilee 10th edition will be held in Austria next year.


The secret of supercomputers was unlocked at the Science Fair in Prague!

The most significant science popularisation event in the Czech Republic, the Science Fair, has already passed. This year’s seventh edition, traditionally held at the PVO EXPO Praha exhibition centre in Letňany in Prague (8th – 10th June), broke not only records in the number of visitors. Indeed, we couldn’t miss out on it.

Throughout the event, there was great interest in visiting our booth, Unlock the Secrets of Supercomputers. What is a supercomputer? What does it consist of? What can be calculated on it? What is its main advantage? These are just some of the visitors’ inquisitive questions during the three days. They also took part in a virtual reality experience, in which they moved to our data room, and many had a spin on the wheel of fortune, where knowledge and attention also played an important role. Finally, an easy supercomputer quiz with Harry Potter was a huge success among the children.

So, what was the deal with the records? The first one was broken at the very beginning of the event, with 100 exhibitors registering. Another record was broken when the organisers counted 46,000 visitors, 11,000 more than last year. This year’s Science Fair was indeed worth it!

The Science Fair is the most significant science popularisation and educational event in the Czech Republic, organised by the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2015. This year it was held for the seventh time (two editions were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic)


Unlock the secrets of supercomputers at the Science Fair in Prague

The most significant scientific popularisation event in the Czech Republic, the Science Fair, is coming soon! Take a trip, bring your kids, and immerse yourself in the secrets of science and supercomputers. The event will be held at the VPVA EXPO PRAHA exhibition centre in Letňany in Prague from 8th to 10th June.

What have we prepared for you this year? At booth No. 79, headlined “Unlock the secrets of supercomputers“, you will learn everything you want about supercomputers. You can look forward not only to fascinating facts from the world of supercomputers but also to competitions, quizzes, and puzzles to win great prizes. There will be something for everyone.

The Science Fair is the most significant science popularisation event in the Czech Republic, organised by the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2015. This year is the event’s seventh edition (two editions were cancelled due to the COVID pandemic). Last year, the event was attended by record 35,000 visitors.


National Competence Centre in HPC part of ISC 2023

Europe’s most important event in high-performance computing, ISC 2023, is already over. The National Competence Centre in HPC (NCC) presented its achievements so far, including successful collaborations with companies and other stakeholders in the field, and introduced the conference participants to current opportunities for collaboration with industry, public administration, and academia.

Lectures, panel discussions, as well as a section for exhibitors, which featured a total of 147 this year. This was ISC 2023, an event with its origins dating back to 1986. It took place in Hamburg, Germany, on 21-25th May and was attended by a total of 3,100 visitors.

Traditionally, the TOP500 list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers was updated at this year’s conference. The first place was taken by the Frontier supercomputer, the second place belonged to the Fugaku supercomputer, and the third place was taken by the LUMI supercomputer, which maintained its position as the European number one and world number three for the third time in a row. It should be noted that thanks to IT4Innovations’ membership in the LUMI consortium, Czech scientists will also have access to this supercomputer.

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