Articles and reports

The illuMINEation project: a modern platform for the mining industry

illuMINEation is a multi-level distributed IIoT platform dedicated to the European mining industry, based on the use of data analytics and new types of technology, in particular the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A consortium including the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center will work on the platform.

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PSNC at ISC 2022 – Where innovation is everyday

PSNC booth at ISC 2022 Conference was devoted to the use of data and HPC infrastructure (High Performance Computing) to build IT services, the support for projects from the Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, as well as key European projects from the ESFRI map (European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure).

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Video: PSNC representatives on the IMPACT’22 stage

The Impact Conference is not only a space for industry talks and discussions which have a real impact on the future. It is a unique place where business, science, modern technologies and public administration meet. Representatives of the world’s largest brands joined the two-day discussion. PSNC, which was a supporting partner of the event, was represented by Cezary Mazurek, PhD, Mikołaj Buchwald, PhD and Marcin Lawenda, PhD.

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INSENSION project: Increasing independence for the profoundly disabled

For people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), interaction with the environment is not so easy. In most cases, they are probably dependent on family and caregivers to carry out even basic functions due to severe physical and sensory impairments. And if their communication is not through conventional symbols and at the pre-verbal level, this makes life even more difficult. Such people will be supported by the INSENSION platform, co-created by PSNC.

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Ambisonic Audioplays as a Window to the World for Blind Children

Audioplays are re-entering the stage in a new form and becoming a window to the world for the blind and visually impaired. PSNC has commenced collaboration with the Special Education Center for Blind Children [Polish: Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Niewidomych] in Owińska, Poland, to present the pupils with two ambisonic (360°-sound) audioplays. Ambisonic sound imitates authentic sound distribution in space, which enables the listener to fully immerse and actively participate in the performance.

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Atomic clock available in Poznan thanks to the PSNC link

As part of the NLPQT project, PSNC launched the first test connection of the system for distribution of the optical carrier at the end of January (optical reference frequency generated by optical clocks), i.e. ultra-precise and ultra-stable frequency standard. The system is also being developed thanks to close cooperation with the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

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POPANE – Polish treasure of world psychophysiology

10 years of work of several people, 1 157 examined cases and over 750 hours of video recordings – the result is the world’s largest database of physiological database of our emotions. We invite you to read the article on the POPANE database – the largest open and publicly available collection of psychophysiological data on emotions.

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PSNC to Join IBM Quantum Network, Becoming First Hub in Central and Eastern Europe

Poland, Poznań, 04 February 2022 – The first IBM Quantum Hub in Central and Eastern Europe will be located in Poznan. The Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) affiliated with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences will join the IBM Quantum Network, to explore the development of quantum computing applications including advancing artificial intelligence solutions, space technologies, metrology and crisis modeling.

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Report on PSNC activities in 2021

We invite you to read the report on the activities of the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center in 2021. Digital science, industry and society are the areas in which we present our research and development as well as implementation achievements.

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Crisis Management Workshop (CLAW) 2021

For the third year in a row, PSNC was involved in the organisation of the CLAW workshop on crisis management for the GÉANT project community. As last year, the situation related to the pandemic, forced the organisers to create a completely new form of conducting the training, entirely online. One hundred people from all over the world took part in this year’s edition; in addition to European institutions, we also hosted representatives from Canada, Ghana and Australia.

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