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Wrocław Centre for
Networking and Supercomputing



The project is the Polish stage of building a European system of exascale class supercomputers, implemented by the EuroHPC (EuroHPC JU) joint project. It will allow for performing large-scale calculations across national borders and carry out complex simulations, analysis of large data sets, advanced visualizations or create solutions with the use of artificial intelligence.
The most modern infrastructure created with involvement of EuroHPC PL will consist of high-power computers, quantum and neuromorphic accelerators, memory resources, software and expert knowledge. Integrated environment of large-scale HPC (High Performance Computing) will allow to create advanced computing services of high performance. The project involves the construction of supercomputing systems with a total computing power of at least 32 petaflops.

Detailed project goals:
  • creating an infrastructure of supercomputer resources, specialized accelerators and laboratory services for the needs of science, economy and society
  • improvement of research and development works
  • implementation of modern methods in the field of personalized medicine, including personalized radiotherapy
  • better orientation of R&D works to the needs of the market
  • technological development of enterprises and innovations in national areas of smart specialization
  • making resources of modern research infrastructure more accessible to enterprises
  • comprehensive support for scientists and entrepreneurs in the field of software scaling and its adaptation to the requirements of exascale supercomputers.
Project works are realized with involvement of four laboratories. The Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing is responsible for selected tasks in each of them, and is also the leader of the fourth laboratory.    

1.     Laboratory of modeling and parallel data processing in a pre-exascale environment focuses on the design and implementation of advanced large-scale computing systems (in Cyfronet and WCSS) and smaller machines for the development of technologies and computing applications for new generation systems (in Cyfronet and PSNC). It will develop tools for effective systems management in the production environment and integration of EuroHPC PL infrastructure with other Polish and European e-infrastructures, as well as enabling the use of supercomputers for urgent calculations. The tasks of this Laboratory include the making of:
  • supercomputing platform for scientific research
  • specialized accelerators platform
  • urgent computing platform (WCSS is the leader of this task)
  • e-infrastructure integration platform (EuroHPC environment, quantum accelerator environment and neuromorphic accelerator environment).
2.     Laboratory of hybrid computing application deals with the application of quantum computers and their implementation for practical use. For this purpose, it is necessary to develop methods and techniques that allow the use of quantum computing tools to solve existing problems or formulate the problem in such a way that it is possible to apply quantum techniques. The laboratory will make:
  • platform for adapting scientific problems to the technology of EuroHPC, quantum and neuromorphic accelerators
  • e-platform for quantum machine learning
  • platform for supporting quantum computing with classical algorithms
  • platform for designing multi-stage computations with the use of quantum accelerators
  • platform for certification and mitigation of errors on quantum computers
  • platform for quantum operations research and discrete optimization in hybrid computing.
3.     Laboratory for the use of supercomputers in medicine is working on the use of computing power to create individual therapies, selected for a specific patient. The tasks performed by this  laboratory focus on the practical use of high computing power in medical applications. As part of the project, laboratory will make:
  • modeling platform for the needs of personalized medicine
  • simulation platform for the needs of radiotherapy
  • platform for quantum simulations and medical imaging for positron emission tomography scanners.
4.     Laboratory of Energy Efficiency and Computing effectiveness of HPC software is working on developing techniques to rthat will allow to reduce the operational costs of computing machines - such as energy consumption and cooling. Part of the tasks within this Laboratory concern the optimization of software operating in a supercomputing environment. The tasks of this Laboratory include the making of:
  • platform for energy efficiency computing
  • computing efficiency platform in an exascale environment
  • platform for massively parallel software
  • platform for HPC software acceleration
  • platform for planning multi-stage calculations with the use of quantum accelerators
  • platform that facilitates and visualizes quantum computing
  • pilot platform for efficient domain applications.
The tasks of this Laboratory also include:
  • development of a software library for the needs of exascale calculations
  • developing a methodology for the analysis of HPC codes for the needs of exascale calculations
  • developing a software development methodology for the needs of exascale calculations
  • adaptation of selected scientific software packages to the requirements of exascale calculations
  • developing methodology for code analysis in the context of a given scientific problem.
The project is developed by the Consortium composed of:
  • AGH University of Science and Technology – The Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH (project leader)
  • Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences – Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • Gdańsk University of Technology – Centre of Informatics Tricity Academic Supercomputer and network
  • Wrocław University of Technology – Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing
  • National Centre for Nuclear Research – Świerk Computing Centre
  • Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences


Project start date: 1 January, 2021. 

Project end date: 31 December, 2021.

Financing: Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020

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