The National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest) was today, February 3rd 2022, one of the organizers of the online workshop "Romania and the European HPC endeavor: scientific and economic level connections", in collaboration with the Romanian Digitization Authority and the Technical University from Cluj-Napoca.
The event was dedicated to the academic, research and innovation community, the economic environment, public authorities and experts interested in the opportunities offered by Romania's connection to the state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure.
The aim of the workshop was to deepen the knowledge of the HPC infrastructure and the research and development projects that it will support. The topics discussed contribute to the identification of trends in HPC-related areas at national and European levels and the directions that Romania can take to move forward in this regard.
The presentations were delivered by representatives of the University of Évora (Portugal), the Technical University of Berlin (Germany), the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the Supercomputing Center of Barcelona (Spain), as well as the National Institute. of Research-Development for Isotopic and Molecular Technologies from Cluj-Napoca, of Babeș-Bolyai University and of Optoelectronica 2001 SA.
"Supercomputers and HPC are the future, having a considerable impact on both those who use them and the final beneficiary. I am referring here to the reduction of design and production time, to the optimization and reduction of costs, according to those presented in today's workshop. This technology contributes to increasing European competitiveness for the benefit of society as a whole, and Romania is taking concrete steps in this direction. An important step is the fact that ICI Bucharest operates as a Competence Centre within the EuroCC project, in order to make available the expertise, experience and resources of HPC available in Europe through a wide range of personalized services of access to technological consultancy and / or the provision of training courses addressed mainly to industry, academia and national public administrations. " said Mr. Victor Vevera, General Director of the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics.