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European Funded Projects


eu funded projects

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.

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