Milestones

Key events in the history of the Centre.

2017

  • Cluster Prometheus sixth time on the TOP500 list and ranks high, 77 place (the November edition).
  • Further dynamic development, including establishment of 6 new laboratories.
  • Cluster Prometheus fifth time on the TOP500 list and ranks high, 71 place (the June edition).

2016

  • Cluster Prometheus fourth time on the TOP500 list and ranks high, 59 place (the November edition).
  • Cluster Prometheus third time on the TOP500 list and ranks high, 48 place (the June edition).

2015

  • The new backup Data Center is completed.
  • Cluster Prometheus second time on the TOP500 list and ranks high, 38 place (the November edition).
  • Cluster Zeus twelfth time among the fastest computers on the TOP500 list (the November edition) and ranks 386 place.
  • Cluster Prometheus first time on the TOP500 list and ranks high, 49 place (the July edition).
  • Cluster Zeus eleventh time among the fastest computers on the TOP500 list (the July edition) and ranks 269 place.
  • The Prometheus supercomputer is deployed at CYFRONET.

2014

2013

  • Cluster Zeus eighth time on the TOP500 list and ranks high, 145 place (the November edition).
  • Cluster Zeus seventh time among the fastest computers on the TOP500 list (the June edition) and ranks 113 place.
  • The start of construction of a new computer hall of the ACK CYFRONET AGH.

2012

2011

  • ACK Cyfronet AGH invests in development of Metropolitan Area Network infrastructure. For the purposes of MAN, the 26 km long pipeline – connecting the center with boundaries of Krakow – is available.
  • Acquiring new fiber optic connections, allowing for the creation of alternative communication paths to the national backbone. Krakow MAN is connected to the academic computer network PIONIER towards Katowice, Bielsko-Biala, Warsaw and Rzeszow (four directions of backbone) through the links with the capacity of 2 x 10 Gbps.
  • The configuration of the Zeus cluster (HP Cluster Platform 3000 BL) is extended to 12032 cores (Intel Xeon processors).
  • CYFRONET's Zeus cluster has been placed on 81st position on the TOP500 list.
  • Total amount of installed disk space exceeds 2PB.
  • Deployment of Hitachi Data Systems High Performance NAS for computing infrastructure.

2010

  • CYFRONET's representative was elected to the prestigious group of seven-person EGI (European Grid Initiative) Executive Board.
  • The configuration of HP Cluster Platform 3000 BL was extended to 9544 cores (Intel Xeon processors).
  • CYFRONET's cluster HP Cluster Platform 3000 BL has been placed on 161st position on the TOP 500 LIST.

2009

2008

  • The configuration of SGI ALTIX 3700 computer is extended to 256 processors.
  • Operation of the Krakow MAN in the 10 Gbps Ethernet technology began.
  • Zeus Cluster (HP Cluster Platform 3000 BL) is deployed at CYFRONET.

2007

  • An SGI ALTIX 4700 computer is deployed at CYFRONET.
  • Two IBM BladeCenter HS21 servers are deployed at CYFRONET.
  • An HP Storage Works EVA 8100 disk array is deployed at CYFRONET.
  • An agreement concerning the creation of the Polish Grid (PL-Grid) Consortium was signed. Consortium's activities aim at creation of a fully functional grid computing infrastructure that can be used by the academic community. The infrastructure includes not only the high performance computing resources, but also the necessary storage or dedicated tools, which enable to design and execute scientific applications in distributed computing resources.

2006

  • An SGI ALTIX 3700 computer is deployed at CYFRONET.
  • An HP Storage Works EVA 8000 disk array is deployed at CYFRONET.

2005

  • An HP Storage Works XP12000 disk array is deployed at CYFRONET.

2004

  • ACK CYFRONET AGH initiates active participation in European research projects of the 6th Framework Programme.

2003

  • An HP Integrity SuperDome computer is deployed at CYFRONET (the first such computer in Poland).

2002

  • A RackSaver PC cluster is deployed at CYFRONET as part of the CROSSGRID project.
  • AGH CYFRONET AGH, a coordinator, began the implementation of the CROSSGRID project.

2001

  • CYFRONET initiates active participation in European research projects of the 5th Framework Programme.

1998

  • An SGI Origin2000 computer is deployed at CYFRONET.

1997

  • The ATM communications subnet is deployed within the Krakow MAN.
  • CYFRONET joins the POL-34 national backbone.

1996

  • An Exemplar SPP1600/XA computer, deployed at CYFRONET, took position on
    the TOP500 list.
  • The first automatic tape library (ATL 2640) is installed at CYFRONET.

1994

  • A 2 Mb/s link is deployed between Krakow and Warsaw.

1991

  • CYFRONET installs a Convex 120 machine – the first vector computer in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • The first Polish national Internet link is established between Krakow and Warsaw.
  • The Krakow MAN construction begins.

1990

  • The first Krakow node of the EARN/BITNET network is deployed at CYFRONET (on an IBM 4381 computer).

1975

  • A CDC CYBER 72 computer is deployed at CYFRONET.

1973

  • CYFRONET is established.