Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN - Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre

Poland

Affiliated  to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PSNC was founded in 1993 to build and develop a computer infrastructure for science and education in Poznań and in Poland. This infrastructure includes the metropolitan network POZMAN, the High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre, as well as the national broadband network PIONIER. PSNC has been managing research and development  within the field of new generation  computer  networks,  high performance  - parallel  and distributed  - computations  and archive systems, cloud computing, grid technologies, with a particular focus on projects, products & tools for the management of grid resources.

In the field of digital libraries PSNC is focused on building a national digital libraries infrastructure through developing a digital libraries software, data sharing and aggregation services, e-learning resources, knowledge management systems, as well as digitisation process management and long term preservation services. These R&D activities are complemented by extensive practical experience with deployments of the tools supporting many elements of the digitisation workflow.

Tasks in LoCloud: developing and providing cloud-based services to local cultural heritage institutions (content and metadata management) and for metadata aggregators (e.g. metadata enrichment and processing). PSNC is also leading WP 4, aimed to support small and medium institutions in adopting the results of LoCloud.