Research & Development

Research and development activities in CERIT-SC are carried in three principal directions. 

High Performance Computing and Big Data, such as development of new methods for processing large data sets, specific optimization methods taking advantage of new hardware architectures or reformulation of existing algorithms to scale on massively-parallel hardware. The research focus on general topics in computer science, but is strongly motivated by requirements of CERIT-SC users performing demanding computations and working with large data sets.

E-infrastructure research and development, which is primarily driven by the requirements of the e-infrastructure evolution and its flexible advanced use. For example development of new scheduling algorithms and sofware, user identity management systems etc.

Interdisciplinary research collaborations - 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. 

 

The ICT is ubiquitous in research nowadays, virtually no research activities could be competitive without extensive use of ICT. Simultaneously, the technology grows more and more complex, becoming difficult to be used extensively by users who are experts in their scientific areas, and not in computing and e-infrastructures themselves. Therefore, carrying research which results in better usage of current and future technology is a strategic priority of the centre. This brings the ICT expertise into interdisciplinary research and it supports the leading edge research in various scientific areas.

 

Centre CERIT-SC tightly cooperates with the Faculty of Informatics as well as other parts of the Masaryk University and other universities. It targets specifically into integrating master and graduate students. PhD study consultants work in the centre, helping students to integrade tightly into relevant research areas, their results immediately applied in the centre itself as well as other places.

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