Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, was established in 1993 by the State Committee for Scientific Research. PSNC is responsible for the management of the countrywide Polish National Research and Educational Network (NREN) PIONIER, which is built on PSNC’s own fibres and is connected to the GEANT2 network. From the very beginning PSNC has been a key player in the development of the polish e-Infrastructure, currently serving as an HPC service provider, network services provider, and operator of the Poznan Metropolitan Area Network (POZMAN), the Polish national scientific TV platform (PlatonTV), and the national digital library federation.
PSNC disposes of extensive ICT research infrastructure, including 2.3+ PFLOPS of computing power and 47 PB storage and data management infrastructure, providing direct support for the scientific communities in Poland as well as in Europe. PSNC has built a co-working space and is coordinating living lab communities. Via its co-working space, PSNC supports 15+ user communities, gathered around ICT technologies and application areas. PSNC’s Poznan Living Lab, as effective member of ENoLL, runs city challenge workshops, hackathons and design thinking interdisciplinary courses. PSNC coordinates HPC4Poland Digital Innovation Hub, focused on HPC-High Performance, as well as the leading Polish ICT research driven Wielkopolska ICT Cluster with 100+ members.
As one of the most recognised applied research centers in Poland, PSNC mission has been the integration and implementation of scientific research results in the form of fully-fledged services for scientists, the public administration, and different sectors like environment, eHealth, agri-food, fishery and other bioeconomy sectors, as well as the deployment and maintenance of such services in the polish e-infrastructure. PSNC has several active ICT R&D groups working on aspects like: digital media services, digital libraries, data analytics and semantic technologies, mobile user support technologies and services, telemedicine and e-health, Grid & cloud computing, optical networks and QoS management. PSNC employs about 350 people in four divisions and has coordinated 20+ international EU projects and participated in 140+ European and national projects.
Role In Project
PSNC will lead the activities related to the specification of the Ocean Information Model (OIM) that will provide the basis for the interoperability services. Moreover, PSNC will contribute to the implementation of interoperability services, particularly leading the implementation and deployment of Linked Data pipelines that will enable the provision of an integrated layer over different source datasets. PSNC will also contribute to the overall architecture design and APIs specifications. Additionally, PSNC will be one of the project infrastructure providers.