HPC Infrastructure for Grand Challenges of Science and Engineering (POWIEW)

The POWIEW project provides world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) systems for Polish Science, enabling research at previously unavailable scales. The POWIEW infrastructure represents a significant evolution of computational resources available in Polish HPC centers which in the last few years has been dominated by clusters. The research infrastructure within POWIEW is open to all researchers and their collaborators with potential for high international impact in their field of study.


One of the major objectives of POWIEW is to create new interdisciplinary research groups consisting of highly qualified programmers and researchers collaborating within the project. Competence Centers built in this way focus on optimization of existing computational models and creation of new HPC solutions addressing Grand Challenges of science and engineering.


The POWIEW infrastructure is based on leading Peta-scale generation supercomputer architectures. The computing systems were selected to provide high levels of sustained performance on a range of significant real-world science and engineering applications.


Project is lead by the partership of three Polish HPC Centers. Members of the POWIEW Consortium are Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET and Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC).



Scheduled start date: 2010-01-01
Scheduled finish date: 2013-12-31
Status: completed

Poznańskie Centrum Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe
Marcin Lawenda
246 teraflops
Two innovative computing systems, installed late last year at Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC),  have recently been made available for the Polish scientific community.
Networking, Storage, GPU, Petascale, Exascale and Cuda are just some of the key issues raised at this year's Internet Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg. Projects presented at the PIONIER Consortium and PSNC’s stand perfectly fit into the theme of the ISC 2011.
IBM has signed an agreement with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Warsaw (ICM). Thanks to the agreement new computational machines, purchased within POWIEW project, will be available.
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