About CERIT-SC

Infrastructure

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. 5500 CPU cores and over 4 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 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) 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. 

News

New special server HPE Superdome Flex with 504 CPUs and 10 TB RAM

19 Jul 2019

CERIT-SC offers a new HPE Superdome Flex server, providing the computing power needed for the most demanding workloads delivering groundbreaking performance at any scale. It is designed for computationally demanding tasks and database applications using in-memory technology, where all data is stored in the server's operating memory. The performance...

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Press Release: Three large research infrastructures unite under the project e-INFRA CZ

2 Jul 2019

Prague, 2 July 2019. The CESNET Association, Masaryk University and VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava have applied for a joint project for establishing an upgraded national research e-infrastructure e-INFRA CZ. The project application was preceded by signing a partnership agreement, which commits all three institutions to mutual cooperate on operating,...

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CERIT-SC's HPC team developed a novel GPU-friendly algorithm effectivelly accelerating 3D Fourier Reconstruction

25 Mar 2019

Our accelerated 3D Fourier Reconstruction has been published in the International Journal of High-Performance Computing Applications. The 3D Fourier Reconstruction is used during the reconstruction of volumes obtained by cryo-electron microscopy. It is a significant computational bottleneck in the pipeline. We have introduced a novel GPU-friendly...

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MetaCenter Grid Computing Workshop 2019 At-a-Glance

5 Feb 2019

On January 30, 2019 the ninth MetaCenter Grid Counting Workshop 2019 was held at CTU in Prague, as a part of the two-day CESNET e-Infrastructure conference https://konference.cesnet.cz. Presentations from the entire conference are published on the https://konference.cesnet.cz conference page. Video recording from the conference is available on Youtube...

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