IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center (IT4Innovations) is part of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava as one of its research centres. IT4Innovations represents a strategic research infrastructure in the Czech Republic. IT4Innovations operates the most powerful supercomputing systems and conducts excellent research in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC), data analysis (HPDA), and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The first supercomputer installed at IT4Innovations was Anselm (94 TFlop/s, installed in the summer of 2013), the operation of which was ceased at the beginning of 2021. At present, IT4Innovations is thus running three supercomputers: Salomon (2 PFlop/s, installed in the summer of 2015), Barbora (849 TFlop/s, installed in the autumn of 2019), and the specialized NVIDIA DGX-2 system for artificial intelligence computation, (130 TFlop/s and 2 PFlop/s in AI, installed in the spring of 2019). A petascale system Karolina with computing power approximately 15.2 PFlop/s will be installed at the center in 2021 as part of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking.