In the webinar that took place on the 1st of December, the speakers, Professor Constantia Alexandrou, Institute Professor at the Cyprus Institute and the Acting Director of CaSToRC since 2010 and Simone Bacchio, Computational Scientist at CaSToRC of the Cyprus Institute, had the opportunity to overview the main activities of the High Performance Computing Competence Centre of Cyprus. The HPCC centre is being developed by the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC) of the Cyprus Institute, within the European network EuroCC.
The EuroCC project comprises of 33 National Competence Centres (NCCs) in an equivalent number of countries and is part of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking of the European Union. The Cyprus National Competence Centre is envisioned to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) services to academia, industry (including SMEs) and the public sector and facilitate the uptake of HPC in Cyprus. The NCC will act as the focal point, providing access of national stakeholders to HPC infrastructure, training and skills development.
In close collaboration with the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation & Digital Policy and the Research and Innovation Foundation, the NCC will promote the digital transformation of Cyprus across academia, industry and the public sector. The establishment of a well-functioning NCC is envisioned to act as a catalyst towards a wider adoption of advanced computing and data science technologies, elevating the national productivity and competitiveness of academia, research and government to European standards of excellence.
The Cyprus NCC is co-funded by Horizon 2020 and the Cyprus Government (Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation & Digital Policy).
Source: The Cyprus Institute News (https://bit.ly/3oy5wtw)