IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava


Contact: Tomas Karasek (

Phone: +420 597 32 9648

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center is an important part of e-Infrastructure of the Czech Republic focused on HPC research and services. Its seat is at the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. The research programme of IT4Innovations is focused on HPC and contains the following themes: earth science simulations for disaster management, numerical modeling for engineering, physics and chemistry, development of libraries for parallel computing, modeling for nanotechnologies, soft-computing methods, recognition and presentation of multimedia data, safe and reliable architectures, networks and protocols. The Center operates the most advanced HPC technologies and services and makes them available to Czech and foreign research teams from both academia and industry. The Center operates two supercomputers – Anselm and Salomon. The Salomon supercomputer was put into the operation in July 2015 at which time it was with its theoretical computing power of 2 Petaflops the 40th fastest supercomputer in the world based on the TOP500 list. It is also the largest installation of Intel Xeon Phi co-processors in Europe.

Service Portfolio

  • Compute cycles renting with and without assistance
  • Code enabling
  • Code porting
  • Contractual research in area of numerical modelling and simulations (Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Structural Dynamics)

HPC Resources available

No. of systems:



  • Anselm: 180 compute nodes, 23 compute nodes with GPU accelerator (NVIDIA Tesla Kepler K20), 4 compute nodes with Intel Xeon Phi 5110P
  • Salomon: 576 nodes and 432 nodes equipped with Intel Xeon Phi MIC accelerators


  • Anselm 94 Tflop/s theoretical peak performance
  • Salomon 2 Pflop/s theoretical peak performance


  • Anselm 500 TB
  • Salomon 1.69 PB

Testsystems for Accelerators:

  • Anselm NVIDIA Kepler K20
  • Intel Xeon Phi P5110 Salomon Intel Xeon Phi 7120P

HPC applications and software available:

Development Tools: Alinea, CUBE, Intel Performance Counter Monitor, Intel VTune Amplifier, PAPI, Scalasca, Score-P, Total View, Valgring, Intel Parallel Studio

ISV-Codes: Ansys, MSC, Hyperworks, Matlab, Comsol, Ensight

Opensource: OpenFoam, Paraview, PETSc, Trilions, MAGMA for Intel Xeon Phi, Octave

Comment: ISV codes are available only to our researchers for contractual research


Login nodes, interactive access

Collaborations with SMEs

Projects of contractual and collaborative research (see here)
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