NEWS


Lecture for HPC RIVR users

14.02.2020


We invite you to view the instructions:

*at the moment they are only available in Slovenian language

Formal launch of the prototype supercomputer

27.11.2019


The prototype supercomputer that was set up as part of the project “Upgrading national research infrastructures –HPC RIVR” was launched in a ceremony held at the University of Maribor by symbolically pressing the button. The ceremony was attended by the the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Marjan Šarec, Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek and the State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport dr. Jernej Štromajer.

Signing the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking contrac

26.11.2019


Signing the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking contract in Strasbourg between European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and eight cities where the first supercomputers will be located:

  • Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
  • CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland
  • CINECA, Italy
  • Sofiatech, Bulgaria
  • IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, the Czech Republic
  • Luxprovide, Luxemburg
  • Minho Advanced Computing Centre, Portugal
  • IZUM, Slovenia
24.9.2019 – EUROHPC VEGA Supercomputer

On TED, the EU portal for public procurements, the Institute of Information Science published prior information notice for procurement “EUROHPC VEGA Supercomputer” – 2019/S 183-445016 on 18 September 2019.

 

Additional documents are available to interested economic operators: infrastructure description, RIVR1 floor plan pdf1, RIVR2 floor plan pdf2.

RIVR1 floor plan: 102 rivr1
RIVR2 floor plan: 103 rivr2
Infrastructure description: Opis infrastruktura HPC RIVR-2_eng

9.9.2019 – Updated technological equipment in HPC RIVR1 and HPC RIVR2 system facilities at IZUM.
14.06.2019 – Setting up the supercomputer at IZUM is underway
Installing technical equipment for the HPC RIVR project in the HPC RIVR1 system space as well as the cooling aggregate with the capacity of 500 kW.
On Monday, 10 June 2019, a symposium upon the solemn proclamation of the significant Slovenian collaboration in the pan-European supercomputing EuroHPC Joint Undertaking by obtaining co-financing for establishing one of the five representative peta-scale HPC systems in Europe was held in Ljubljana, in the premises of the EU House Slovenia of the European Commission Representation in Slovenia. For more information visit http://primeurmagazine.com/flash/AE-PF-06-19-2.html. Upon this occasion, a speech was held by minister dr. Jernej Pikalo as well as the European Union Representatives dr. Zoran Stančič and Mr. Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director-General at the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. The opening speeches were followed by a presentation of the HPC RIVR project by dr. Zoran Ren. Later on, dr. Janez Povh (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering), dr. Milan Ojsteršek (University of Maribor), Tomi Ilijaš (Arctur), dr. Jan Jona Javoršek (SLING), dr. Aleš Maver (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine), dr. Jernej Stare (National Institute of Chemistry), dr. Sašo Džerovski (Jožef Stefan Institute), dr. Andrej Filipčič (Jožef Stefan Institute) elaborated on the importance of supercomputing infrastructure in Slovenian and global science.
31.05.2019 – Within the framework of the HPC RIVR project, the transportation of cooling devices to the roof of the IZUM office building has been carried out.

27.05.2019 – Replacement of IZUM transformer station for the needs of HPC RIVR

As part of the public contract “Implementing utility infrastructure of the existent computer centre for the needs of HPC RIVR”, performed by NTR inženiring, the IZUM transformer station was replaced between 25 and 26 May 2019, facilitating a possible increase in maximum power from 630 kVA to 1600 kVA. Work was carried out on a medium voltage block and included the replacement of the transformer as well as the low voltage switchboard (see pictures). During this time, the operations in the computer centre and the IZUM building were not interrupted. All devices are functioning as expected. Cooling devices, diesel aggregate, uninterruptible power supply units and system cabinets will be installed in the next three weeks.

21.05.2019 – HPC RIVR supercomputing container delivered

Pursuant to the contract, the company NTR INŽENIRING d.o.o. has delivered and installed the HPC RIVR supercomputing container on 20 May 2019. The dedicated container, located in the immediate vicinity of the Technical Faculties of the University of Maribor, will house the prototype HPC.RIVR@UM aimed at developing and testing system and software solutions for the main hub or the primary HPC.RIVR@IZUM.

Example One OBJECTIVES Taking part in
international projects
Repository for the Slovenian
R&I activity
Upgrading existing
HPC capacities
HPC partner network Developing knowledge,
sources and personnel
Infrastructure for
Open Research Data
Inclusion of an international association PRACE
Partnership for Advanced
Computing in Europe
EuroHPC
Joint Undertaking
EGI
European Grid
Infrastructure
ESFRI
European Strategy
Forum on Research
Infrastructures