National Center for Supercomputing Applications (Bulgaria)

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National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Established 2008
Research type Research
Field of research Physical science
Life science
Earth science
Address Ul. Gourko 6, Sofia 1000
Location Sofia
Affiliations Sofia University
Technical University of Sofia
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Operating agency State Agency for Information Technology and Communications
Website scc.acad.bg

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (Bulgarian: Национален център за суперкомпютърни приложения) is a research institution located in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was established in 2008 with the aim of promoting and regulating high-performance processing operations of scientific information.1

The NCSA works in affiliation with scientists and researchers from the Sofia University, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Technical and Medical universities in Sofia, as well as other organizations. The center is under the jurisdiction of the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications (SAITC).

The center operates the only supercomputer in the Balkan region, an IBM Blue Gene/P, which was among the most powerful supercomputers in the world according to TOP500 until November 2009.2 It has two racks with 2,048 850 MHz processors with 8,192 cores. The system is to be upgraded with additional I/O nodes and disk space in the near future.3

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