Academic Supercomputing in Europe
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GDP/capita: € 6,600
Supercomputing facilities for the academia
The Institute for Parallel Processing (IPP) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia has a Cray Origin 2000.
National academic network
In 2003 a new national academic network organisation has been established named
IST Foundation. It is financed by the Ministry
of Transport and Telecommunication, the Ministry of Education and Science and the
United Nations Development Programme. The budget in 2004 is € 0.6 million.
The academic network links the universities in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Rousse
and all institutes of the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Link speeds are 128 Kbps up to 2 Mbps. There is a 155 Mbps
connection to GÉANT and a 34 Mbps link to SEREEN. The network is operated by CLPP.
The Bulgarian Grid Consortium (BgGrid) has been established by IPP and the Institute for Nuclear
Research and Nuclear Energy. A 12 processor cluster is planned at IPP and two smaller at other sites.
Contacts and Addresses
Ivan Tomov Dimov
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., bl. 25A
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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