12-16 April 2010
Uppsala University
Europe/Stockholm timezone

The Swedish e-Science Research Centre

Apr 12, 2010, 2:15 PM
Auditorium (Uppsala University)


Uppsala University


Prof. Juni Palmgren (Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet)


As a result of a strategic research initiative by the Swedish government in the area of e-Science, a consortium of four universities have been able to substantially increase their research activities in the area. The Swedish e-science Research Centre (SeRC) is formed by the universities in Stockholm and Linköping -- KTH, Linköping University (LiU), Stockholm University (SU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) -- around the two largest high-performance computing (HPC) centres in Sweden: PDC at KTH and NSC at LiU. Research at SeRC is focused on the collaboration between tool makers and tool users, and brings together a core of nationally leading IT research teams with expertise in e-Science method development and leading scientists in selected application areas. SeRC will provide a platform for increased collaboration between applied and method-oriented groups, with the aim to constitute a visionary e-Science node with a national scope and strong international ties. Work will evolve along three lines: (i) Formation of e-Science Communities that connect application groups with relevant core e-Science groups and computer experts at PDC and NSC, (ii) Research in core e-Science methods such as distributed resources, database technology, numerical analysis, visualization and interaction, mathematical modelling and parallel algorithms, focusing on problems critical for several e-Science communities, (iii) Closer collaboration between PDC and NSC, and a substantial increase in advanced support staff, which will turn the two centres into comprehensive e-Science enablers. The general structure and scope of SeRC will be presented including examples of collaborative work in some of its communities.

Primary author

Prof. Juni Palmgren (Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet)

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