Centre CERIT-SC (CERIT Scientific Cloud) is a national centre operating computing and data storage infrastructure for research and development. With its capacity of approx. 7000 CPU cores and over 10 PB storage capacity it is the largest node of Czech national e-Infrastructure MetaCentrum.

Centre CERIT-SC is a part of the national e-infrastructure E-INFRA CZ recognized in the Roadmap of Large Infrastructures for Research, Experimental Development and Innovation of the Czech Republic, complementary to the CESNET association and IT4Innovations supercomputing centre, with emphasis on experimental ("leading edge" and even disruptive) use of the e-infrastructure to meet the evolving user needs.

Besides operating its own resources, CERIT-SC enters other national and international infrastructure projects (ELIXIR CZ, H2020 West-life, ...) or closely collaborates with them (BBMRI, Cetocoen, RECETOX, ...) with the responsibility of e-infrastructure design and operation. 

CERIT-SC is hosted at Institute of Computer Science of Masaryk University. 

Research and development

E-infrastructure research and development is primarily driven by the requirements of the e-infrastructure evolution and its flexible advanced use.

Research collaborations with scientific communities from many scientific areas. CERIT-SC users do not act only as service consumers, but mainly as partners in research and production application of its results. CERIT-SC is usually responsible for the e-infrastructure and data processing related part of the research, thus allowing researchers and their teams to focus on and progress more quickly with their own research. 


ENVision: Data-analytical platform for dynamic evaluation of Sentinel-2 data for the Czech Republic

21 Nov 2021

The CERIT-SC Center (Institute of Computer Science of Masaryk University), and the Institute of Global Change Research of the ASCR (CzechGlobe) designed and implemented the first prototype of the ENVision (Environment Vision) data analysis platform, designed for comprehensive environmental assessment and state of (not only Czech) landscape. The main...


KRECon 2021 Invitation

1 Nov 2021

Invitation to the KRECon 2021 conference * Location: National Library of Technology, Prague * Date: 11. -- 12. 11. 2021 * More info and registration at https://indico.techlib.cz/event/4/ The KRECon Conference is organized by National Library of Technology (NTK) and National Centre for Electronic Information Resources (CzechELib) in cooperation...


Research stakeholders debated development of the data infrastructure in Czechia

23 Sep 2021

On Thursday, 23rd September 2021, a seminar to implement the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) initiative in the Czech Republic was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the National Library of Technology, the e-INFRA CZ large research infrastructure and the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The...


EOSC First User Survey Invitation for Czech Scientists

23 Aug 2021

The EOSC Future project wants to develop a European Open Science Cloud that can support the shifting needs of the EU’s research communities. To do so, it is looking to understand the day-to-day work culture and habits of its current and potential users. That’s why it is launching its first user survey. WHO SHOULD RESPOND? The survey welcomes inputs...


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