The Department of Computational Physics and Information Technologies (DFCTI) plays a key role within the research strategy of the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH, Advanced Computing Strategy).
DFCTI's staff conducts inter- and multidisciplinary research in areas such as strongly correlated systems, nuclear and subnuclear phenomena, condensed matter and biomolecular systems, using computational methods. Besides, the department provides resources and services of high performance computing (HPC) as well as high throughput computing (HTC) and cloud computing for the support of large scale international collaborations and projects, like the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) and Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP).
The technical expertise of the staff includes HPC and grid technologies, algorithm programming and optimization, distributed data access and management, advanced networking, cluster architectures and optimization, parallel computing, symbolic computing, molecular dynamics.
DFCTI coordinates the National Grid Infrastructure (NGI-RO) - which represents Romania in EGI, the Romanian LHC Grid Federation (RO-LCG), and the National Grid for Physics Research and Related Fields (GriNFiC). It also supports the Romanian Association for Promotion of Advanced Computational Methods in Scientific Research (ARCAS).
- High performance computing (HPC)
- High throughput computing (HTC)
- Cloud computing