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Major Past Projects

The FP7 infrastructure project LinkSCEEM that ended in 2015 help established the CaSToRC as a regional computational center for the Eastern Mediterranean. Through the coordination of the €3 million project, CaSToRC organized 64 training events in Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey reaching a total of over 1500 scientists.  CaSToRC personnel trained in High Performance Computing (HPC) help spread the know-how to the region.

For more information see here.

LinkSCEEM2: Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean

In continuation to the successful completion of the initial LinkSCEEM project, the present project is its follow-up and implementation. Specifically, LinkSCEEM2 aims to develop a high performance computing eco-system in the Eastern Mediterranean region by interlinking and coordinating regional compute, data and visualisation resources to form an integrated e-platform. It will provide training activities and user support, and engage the regional communities through networking activities such as workshops, exchange of visitors and organization of joint events. Its focus will be on virtual research communities in three fields that are clearly relevant to the region and of global importance, namely Climate Modelling, Digital Cultural Heritage and Synchrotron applications.

Regional HPC centres will be contributing resources to support user communities in the region with the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre of the Cyprus Institute, the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (Egypt) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) being initially the major contributors. SESAME, (Jordan/UNESCO), a major experimental facility with a broad user community, will be promoting networking in the region. An upgraded connection between Cyprus and Jordan will provide the needed bandwidth for the transfer of SESAME data. The Julich Supercomputing Center and the National Center of Supercomputing Applications of the University of Illinois will provide know-how at the highest level for running and integrating such facilities, whereas international leaders in the three thematic areas will ensure transfer of state-of-the-art techniques to the regional user communities, thereby linking the Eastern Mediterranean with the European and international computational science activities.

Contact person

Dr. Jens Wiegand
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Tel. +357 22208670

Additional Info

  • Acronym: LinkSCEEM 2
  • Center: CaSToRC
  • Funding Source: EU FP7, Combination of CP & CSA
  • CyI Funding: €973.470
  • Funding Period: 48 months
  • Starting Date: 01/09/10
  • End Date: 31/08/14
  • Coordinator: CyI, CaSToRc
  • Partners:

    National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Bibliotheca Alexandrina-Library of Alexandria Bibalex, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois , Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, Installation Europeenne de Rayonnement Synchrotron, Max Planck Gesellschaftzur Foerderung der Wissenschaften E.V., Cyprus Research and Academic Network, Jordanian universities Network, Inter University Computation Centre