VSB – Technical University of Ostrava and IT4Innovations
VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) was founded in 1849. It has since grown into a modern high education and research institution, offering the highest levels of education in technical and economic fields of study. VSB-TUO holds the “HR Excellence in Research” award and is the fourth largest university in the Czech Republic with students studying in BSc, MSc, and PhD degree programmes across seven faculties and a number of all-university study programmes. The university has a technical and economic orientation, and its primary aims are:
- Providing higher education,
- Research and development,
- Cooperation with industry, public administration institutions, and local and regional authorities.
IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center (hereinafter IT4Innovations) is a university research institute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava. IT4Innovations is a leading research, development, and innovation centre active in the field of high-performance computing (HPC), high-performance data analysis (HPDA), artificial intelligence (AI) and their application to other scientific fields, industry, and society. IT4Inovations is operating the most powerful supercomputing systems in the Czech Republic, which are provided to Czech and foreign research teams from both academia and industry. At the same time, IT4Innovations plays a role of the national research infrastructure.