Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
Brief description and aims of work
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) is a leading research and computing center in Poland. PSNC focuses on using, innovating and providing optical networking, high-performance computing, middleware services or advanced Web-based applications to enable advances in eScience and engineering. Currently, PSNC has 260 researchers conducting applied research in four complementary departments: Applications, Supercomputing, Network Services, Future Networks. Over the last seventeen years, PSNC has been playing a major role in the development of many relevant research eInfrastructures, including the country-wide PIONIER optical network, data storage and HPC center. Established eInfrastrucutres connect today over 700+ research and public institutions, including many hospitals, as well as they give the fast and reliable access to European wide fast networks and resources, in particular the GEANT infrastructure.
PSNC has been involved in many FP5, FP6, and FP7 R&D projects, for instance GridLab or Phosphorus (as a coordinator), CrossGrid, Gridstart, 6Net, GridCoord, CoreGrid, inteliGrid, OMII-Europe, BeInGrid, QosCosGrid, BREIN, or ACGT.
In the Advancing Clinico-Genomics Trials on Cancer (ACGT) EU project, PSNC team has successfully demonstrated an innovative ICT approach by delivering a variety of middleware services and web-based tools for active health monitoring and early diagnosis in widely distributed systems.
The role of PSNC in p-medicine is to support development of Oncosimulator application in the context of adaptation of code to high performance computing environments.
As a supercomputing center PSNC provides infrastructure for computation and storage that can be used for constructing a tesbed for the project.