The Cyprus Institute is preparing to build a Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC) that will include a high-performance computing (HPC) facility whose scale is expected to be in the tens of teraflops. CaSToRC will be a regional HPC centre of significant size designed primarily to serve the needs of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region, with an associated research and educational centre devoted to supercomputing applications in science and technology. This Support Action aims to ensure that in its planning and early development phases CaSToRC develops strong anchors in both the European ICT infrastructure and the Eastern Mediterranean scientific community, thereby helping to build scientific and technological bridges between Europe and the Middle East and to narrow the digital gap between the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western World.
Planned actions include the assessment of needs for computational resources within the scientific community of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, the coordination of HPC resources in the region, the planning of the access of users to facilities both in the region and EU-wide, a prospective study of the amelioration if the network connectivity in the region, the development of research and educational programmes in computational science, and dissemination and outreach, through the organisation of an International Conference, of several users workshops and various other actions.
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- Acronym: LinkSCEEM
- Website: http://www.linksceem.eu/
- Center: CaSToRC
- Funding Source: e-Infrastructures Support Action
- Funding Period: 18 months
- Starting Date: April 2008
- Coordinator: CyI