Scientific Computing Research Group – SCORG
Research field: High-performance computing (HPC), parallel computing, scientific computing
In 2012 a group researchers formed the Scientific Computing Research Group (SCORG, www.scorg.pmf.uns.ac.rs) within the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, to reflect on the new research interests and collaborations established with the Institute of Physics in Belgrade (IPB). Cooperation with the IPB is very important for the SCORG, especially considering that it houses the largest computer cluster in Serbia and region. The Scientific Computing Research Group, is the first research group in existence at the University of Novi Sad that conducts research in the area of high performance computing, HPC. Having in mind that University of Novi Sad is the largest and by far scientifically most qualified university in Vojvodina, this is the first and only such group in Vojvodina region. SCORG and its members have made a network of contacts with institutions with a lot of experience in the field, including Institute of Physics in Belgrade, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Faculty of Information studies in Novo Mesto etc. In 2015, a small computer cluster with 8 nodes including CPU and GPU has been built. It has been upgraded in 2018. The first course in parallel programming at the University and Vojvodina region has been developed and taught within the SCORG.
Research cooperation between Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and SCORG has been initiated a year and a half ago with the SCOPES project no IZ74Z0_160453. Beginning from 2017, the group participates as IPA partner in the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme project InnoHPC – High-Performance Computing for Effective Innovation in the Danube Region with partners from 18 countries from the Danube region.