HPC RIVRThe project "Upgrading national research infrastructures – HPC RIVR" is aimed at establishing a national supercomputing centre with the principal objective of strengthening national high performance computing capacities for the needs of the Slovenian research and innovation as well as economic area. The project is funded by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (80%) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (20%) within the framework of the Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Cohesion Policy in the period 2014-2020. The implementation of the project will significantly contribute to meeting the objectives of the Declaration for cooperation in the field of high performance computing (EuroHPC Joint Undertaking). By signing the Declaration, Slovenia has committed itself to establish an integrated and accessible high performance computing infrastructure.
WHO IS TAKING PARTThe "HPC RIVR" project applicant and coordinator is the University of Maribor (UM), where the Prototype Computer will be set up and research and development activities will take place. The project consortium partners are the Institute of Information Science (IZUM), where the Primary Computer will be set up and system support activities will take place, and the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto (FIŠ), where remote access equipment will be set up and research and development activities will take place.
What and how
The planned HPC RIVR equipment will place Slovenia among countries with developed supercomputing technology and in the Top500 ranking among the 100 largest supercomputers in the world.
As part of the HPC RIVR project, special support will be provided for new research fields and the development of new services in fields having a significant impact on global trends in supercomputing.
For more than ten years, the vast majority of European Union states already has an outlined strategy of supercomputing development and continuous funding of HPC centres that are in some countries organised as national centres for the use in science, research and industry.
Unlike the classic HPC centres, which are primarily intended for intensive computing, HPC RIVR will also enable the processing of a large amount of data and rapid exchange with other computing centres as well as computing on modern GPUs.