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Exploiting the Cy-Tera infrastructure, CaSToRC secured several European funded programs of a total budget in excess of € 5 million. Additional funding was secured from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF). Most recent successes are the European Joint Doctorate Program HPC-LEAP, which CaSToRC is coordinating, and the Horizon 2020 Infrastructure project VISEEM, which CaSToRC is co-coordinating.

 

On-going EU projects

HPC-LEAP is a highly interdisciplinary joint doctorate program realized by bringing together world-leading experts in applied mathematics, high performance computing technologies, particle and nuclear physics, fluid dynamics and life sciences to appropriately train researchers in Europe to exploit high performance computing, advance science and promote innovation. For more information see here.

VI-SEEM is a three-year project that aims at creating a unique Virtual Research Environment (VRE) in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (SEEM), in order to facilitate regional interdisciplinary collaboration, with special focus on the scientific communities of life sciences, climate and digital cultural heritage. For more information see here.

PRACE: Since 2008, CaSToRC represents Cyprus in the Pan-European infrastructure project PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe. Along with 25 other European countries, PRACE aims to provide a common computer infrastructure across Europe. CaSToRC’s participation opens up the opportunity to all Cypriot researchers to access the largest available supercomputers currently being operated in Europe. For more information see here.

EoCoE: In collaboration with The Cyprus Institute’s Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC), CaSToRC is participating in the establishment of Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence for computing applications (EoCoE) which gathers 8 countries and 23 teams. The primary goal of EoCoE is to create a new, long lasting and sustainable community around computational energy science with focus on Meteo, Materials, Water and Fusion, each with a heavy reliance on numerical modelling. For more information see here.


VI-SEEM: Virtual Research Environment (VRE) in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (SEEM)

VI-SEEM is a three-year project that aims at creating a unique Virtual Research Environment (VRE) in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (SEEM), in order to facilitate regional interdisciplinary collaboration, with special focus on the scientific communities of Life Sciences, Climatology and Digital Cultural Heritage.

VI-SEEM builds on the success of its predecessor e-Infrastructure projects that have been crucial for enabling high-quality research & ICT developments by providing networking and computational resources, application support and training, in both South East Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, and have supported the European vision of inclusive and smart growth, based on knowledge and innovation, enriching the European Research Area.

The project unifies existing e-Infrastructures into an integrated platform to better utilize synergies, for an improved service provision within a unified Virtual Research Environment to be provided to scientific communities of high impact in the combined South East Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region.

VI-SEEM will significantly leverage and strengthen the research capacities of user communities, thus improving research productivity and competitiveness on the pan-European level. Joining, sharing and exploiting the resources across the SEEM region in a common platform will ensure continuity and expansion of the available resources and services that will further propel excellence across the region.

The established VRE platform will help build regional capacity and will be opened up to widest possible regional community in the 3 target disciplines, through open access call for the VRE users (using existing data/codes, and providing new ones).

CaSToRC will act as the regional hub for the Middle East integrating resources in Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Jordan connecting them to resources of the nodes in the other areas. Additionally, CaSToRC scientists will function as scientific community leaders for the Climate and Cultural Heritage communities.

Contact Person: Prof. Constantia Alexandrou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Additional Info

  • Acronym: VI-SEEM
  • Center: CaSToRC
  • Funding Source: H2020, Infrastructure
  • CyI Funding: €575.000
  • Funding Period: 36 months
  • Starting Date: 01/10/15
  • End Date: 30/09/18
  • Coordinator: GRNet
  • Partners:

    Greek Research And Technology Network S.a., The Cyprus Institute, Institute Of Information And  Communication Technologies –  Bulgarian Academy Of Sciences, University Of Belgrade-intsitute Of Physics, Nemzeti Informacios Infrastruktura  Fejlesztesi Iroda, Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara, Universiteti Politeknik I Tiranes, Univerzitet U Banjoj Luci, Ss Cyril And Methodius University Of Skopje,  Javna Ustanova Univerzitet Crne Gore   Podgorica, Research And Educational Networking Association Of Moldova, Institute For Informatics And Automation Problems Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The Republic Of Armenia, Georgian Research And Educational Networking Association, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Inter University Computation Center, Synchrotron-light For Experimental Science And Application In The Middle East

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