Հայաստանի ազգային գերհամակարգչային կենտրոնի բացման արարողությունը

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Այսօր Ինժեներական քաղաքում տեղի է ունեցել Հայաստանի ազգային գերհամակարգչային կենտրոնի պաշտոնական բացումը։ Թուլուզի Համակարգչային գիտությունների գիտահետազոտական ​​ինստիտուտ կողմից Հայաստանին փոխանցված գերհամակարգիչը, որն անվանակոչվել է ի պատիվ հայազգի մեծանուն շանսոնիե Շարլ Ազնավուր, տարածաշրջանում առաջինն է։ Դա մեծ խթան է հանդիսանալու Հայաստանում մեծ հաշվարկների ոլորտի զարգացման համար, ինչը շղթայական դրական արդյունքը կունենա գիտության մի շարք ուղղությունների շարունակական առաջընթացի համար։

Գերհամակարգչային կենտրոնի շահագործումն ու սպասարկումն իրականացնելու է ՀՀ ԳԱԱ Ինֆորմատիկայի և ավտոմատացման պրոբլեմների ինստիտուտը։
GÉANT announces publication of OCRE 2024 tender for pan-European cloud services procurement

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21 March 2024. GÉANT is delighted to announce the publication of the OCRE 2024 Tender for the large-scale procurement of commercial cloud services offerings for its pan-European Research and Education community. The tender aims to procure the OCRE 2024 Cloud framework agreements - the third iteration of GÉANT’s flagship cloud frameworks that since 2016 have enabled easy, convenient, and compliant consumption of commercial cloud services for R&E institutions across Europe.

The tender documents and the portal for responding to the OCRE 2024 tender can be found in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU): https://ted.europa.eu/en/notice/-/detail/171386-2024.

Unlocking the innovative potential of commercial cloud for Research and Education across Europe


Commercial cloud services are increasingly a driving force for digital transformation and innovation in Research and Education. However, it can often be quite complex for institutions to find, acquire, and consume these services in a compliant and cost-effective manner and for cloud service providers to reach the R&E community with the right solutions.

GÉANT, with the NRENs (National Research and Education Networks) it represents, is set to address these challenges, by serving as the bridge between the Research and Education institutions and commercial cloud service providers, and thus minimising the barriers between the demand and supply sides. As a central purchasing body, GÉANT aggregates the requirements and demand of the pan-European Research and Education community into a public procurement to select suitable providers of commercial cloud services.

In particular, the OCRE 2024 tender builds on the successful experiences of the 2016 IaaS and 2020 IaaS+ (AKA OCRE 2020) frameworks, and aims to to broaden their scope and ambition, procuring a wide portfolio of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The OCRE 2024 tender is currently procuring commercial cloud services in 39 Countries across Europe, thanks to the commitment of 39 NRENs who signed a Declaration of Participation, and engaged with their national communities. The tender is divided into 39 lots, each representing a country, and divided into sub-lots for different types of platforms.

OCRE 2024 Framework agreements will be available for all the entities that have expressed through their NREN and in due time their willingness to participate. Opting for service consumption via OCRE 2024 Framework agreements will allow institutions to save time and effort on individual procurements, minimise ingress/egress charges, provide access to discounts, exit support and to numerous other advantages. A full list of participating institutions is available here: https://clouds.geant.org/ocre2024entities/.

OCRE 2024 tender preparations and next steps


The launch of the tender follows intensive preparations carried throughout 2023 and early 2024 by GÉANT and by representatives of various NRENs, particularly in the context of the “Above-the-Net services” work package in the GN5-1 project, co-funded by the European Commission under the 7-year GN5 Framework Partnership Agreement in Horizon Europe (GN5-FPA).

As a fundamental part of OCRE 2024 preparations, extensive market consultation and user engagement were conducted to inform the development of the procurement. In August 2023, GÉANT consulted economic operators on the proposed tender requirements and criteria with the issue of a Prior Information Notice (PIN). NRENs were also extensively engaged, in particular to seek case-by-case solutions to complex legal issues that up to this point were hindering the active participation in previous frameworks of GÉANT consortium partners outside the EU.

Following the tender, an intensive phase of evaluation, bidding and scoring of all the received responses will commence, with the support of a team of procurement specialists and subject matter experts from European NRENs.

OCRE 2024 Framework agreements are expected to be in place near the end of 2024 and to run for a period of five years.

Access the OCRE 2024 Tender document here: https://ted.europa.eu/en/notice/-/detail/171386-2024.
Visit to Cyprus: collaboration between the Armenian Research and Education community and the Cyprus Institute, as well as NRENs in Cyprus and Armenia.

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We're thrilled to share insights from a visit to Cyprus from February 23rd to February 27th!

The visit aimed to foster collaboration between the Armenian Research and Education community and the Cyprus Institute, as well as NRENs in Cyprus and Armenia.

Our visit aimed to kickstart collaborations within the framework of the ERASMUS+ project. This partnership seeks to strengthen ties between the two countries and promote knowledge exchange in various academic and computer networking fields. We're proud of CaSToRC's pivotal role as a hub for Computational Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, and we're excited to collaborate further.

During the visit, our team engaged in a range of activities, including:
  • Meetings with distinguished professors and administrators from the Cyprus Institute, such as Dr. Andreas Athenodorou and Dr. Theodoros Christoudias.
  • A seminar on "Introduction to Cloud Computing and Virtualization" held by Dr. Hrachya Astsatryan.
  • Meetings with the administration of the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center of The Cyprus Institute.
  • Dissemination of the EuroCC-2 seminar at The Cyprus Institute, with Dr. Hrachya Astsatryan as the presenter.
  • Exploring collaboration opportunities between the two NRENs, with a meeting held with the CyNet team in the frames of EaPConnect project.
We believe this collaboration has great potential for advancing computational sciences and fostering academic cooperation between Armenia and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
The IIAP recently hosted a significant meeting, focusing on advancing the speed and reconstruction performance of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for materials.

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The IIAP recently hosted a significant meeting on February 9, 2024, focusing on advancing the speed and reconstruction performance of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for materials. The discussion centered around the "Enhancing scan speed and reconstruction performance for X-ray computed tomography of materials using new mathematical models and AI-based methods for 3D image processing" (TOMOMATH) project.

Eminent scholars and experts, including Prof. Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech from Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and Dr. Konstantin Bulatov from AI Service LLC, spearheaded the discussion. The meeting witnessed active participation from Aslanyan, H. Sahakyan, and V. Sahakyan, who contributed valuable insights to the discourse. The session delved into innovative mathematical models and AI-driven methodologies, aimed at revolutionizing the field of 3D image processing and CT technology.

This is a step towards harnessing cutting-edge technology to enhance the efficiency and precision of X-ray CT, thereby opening new avenues for material analysis and research.
 
 
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Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (IIAP) is a leading research and technology development institute of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia  (NAS RA) in the field of applied mathematics and informatics, as well as in the field of application of computing technologies in various fields of science and technology.

Today, the institute's strategic goal is to provide fundamental knowledge and expertise in computer science and technology, to develop the e-infrastructure and services required by the literate information society, to provide high performance computing services for the solution of scientific and economic issues, to prepare highly-qualified scientists and engineers in relevant fields. IIAP has a leading status in the region in the ICT sector, which is one of its most important technological directions.

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Employees – 147
Researchers - 82, among them:
      1 Members of the National Academy of Sciences
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      12 Doctors of Science
      51 PhD.

 
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The qualifying examination in Informatics for PhD students will take place on June 19, 2024 at 11:00 in the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (room 203).


The defense will take place during the meeting of the Specialized Council 037 “Informatics” at the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS of RA on 15 July 2024 at 14.00. (See Abstract: Karen Karapetyan –
Construction of complete caps in affine AG(n, 3) and projective PG (n, 3) geometrics)




                                                           
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