Scientific Computing Laboratory
Logo by Duko Latas
 
Planned Impacts
 
 

  • Impact on technology – Maintain and extend SCL infrastructure representing the current state of the art of computing and communication facilities in the West Balkan region; Implement latest GRID-related technologies.
  • Impact on research – Improve research environment, human and computing capacities making it possible to study complex systems characterized with very large data sets and requiring extensive computing power. This will allow: comprehensive survey of near-Earth objects and estimation of catastrophic impacts, modelling the formation of Earth-like planets around other stars; study of the large-scale topology of the Internet, study of granular systems, efficient simulations in High Energy Physics.
  • Social impact – The brain-drain of tens of thousands of young professionals with key skills is a phenomenon of paramount social impact on a region that has until recently endured a decade of wars, social instability and economic hardship. Of those that left, many were educated in the physical sciences and engineering and their continued education in the USA coincided with the emergence of robust new research fields as well as with the birth of several new technologies. Today, West Balkan (and EU) RTD has the potential of tapping into this extremely important human resource. The key precondition for alleviating the consequences of brain-drain is in identifying of high quality research centres to serve as brain-gain focal points.
  • Impact on national RTD policy – Develop a set of recommendations for policy makers at national and local levels for fostering growth of research excellence in a rapidly changing high-tech environment.
  • Contribution to EU policies – In particular those addressing the issue of bridging the “digital divide” between countries and regions.
  • Dissemination and exploitation of results – Improve EU-wide visibility and future participation in ERA; Maintain leading position of SCL in Serbian research; Promote modelling of complex systems using high performance computing resources in fundamental and applied research; Enhance interest of general public in S&T by showing examples of how scientific computing research can benefit every day life; Provide relevant data and recommendations regarding scientific computing to policy makers at national and local levels.
  • Impact on related national and international research activities – SCL is active in two overlapping research fields: investigation of complex systems and development and deployment of GRID-based technologies. As a result of its expertise in both fields SCL is a prominent participant in several international and national projects. It is the driving force of the Academic and Educational Grid Initiative of Serbia (AEGIS), and the instigator of the ARETE initiative (Advancing Research Excellence and Technological Efficiency).
July 08, 2009
CX-CMCS extended
April 17, 2008
New SCL posters and video material
February 07, 2008
CX-CMCS Project Officer visits SCL
October 05, 2007
SCL head elected chairman of EGEE Project Management Board
June 11, 2007
Director General of JRC visits SCL
May 30, 2007
AMD Business Development Manager visits SCL
November 27, 2006
Director-General of Earth simulator visits SCL
July 19, 2006
Serbian Ministers Popovic and Dinkic visit SCL
July 14, 2006
EU Commissioner Janez Potocnik visits SCL
July 01, 2006
EU Center of Exellence project starts at SCL
 
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