About ICM UW
Established by a resolution of the Senate of the University of Warsaw dated 29 June 1993, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computer Modeling (ICM), University of Warsaw, is one of the top HPC centres in Poland.
ICM is engaged in serving the needs of a large community of computational researchers in Poland through provision of HPC and grid resources, storage, networking and expertise. It has always been an active research centre with high quality research contributions in computer and computational science, computational weather prediction, visualisation, materials engineering, digital repositories, social network analysis and other areas.
ICM’s Laboratory of Visual Analysis has been successfully developing and using in-house visualisation software (VisNow) for over 20 years. Their expertise covers scientific visualisation, visual analysis, computer assisted medicine and other competence areas.
Since 1997, numerical weather prediction is the main objective of ICM’s Natural Environment Modeling Laboratory. Their numerical weather forecast for Central Europe has over 200 million visitors every year, making it one of the most popular weather services in Poland.
All of these (and other competence areas) are supported by ICM’s state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. At the beginning of July 2016, ICM made available to researchers the Okeanos supercomputer — a large-scale Cray XC40 processing system. Okeanos and other HPC machines at ICM serve approximately 500 active users from about 100 different research centres. Their work makes up three hundred registered active computational grants, resulting in about 250 publications per year.