Research laboratory Sitola

Contact: prof. RNDr. Luděk Matyska, CSc.


The research laboratory Sitola was established in 2002 as a joint facility of the Faculty of Informatics and Institute of Computer Science at Masaryk University and the CESNET association. Its research concentrates on advanced technologies for high-performance computing, big data processing, high-speed networking, and planning with scheduling. Theoretical research is driven by applications from various domains represented by, e.g. multimedia processing, chemistry, life sciences and healthcare, cybersecurity, and scheduling in distributed environments with transport planning. The theoretical studies are complemented by the development of sophisticated algorithms and powerful programming tools that are essential outputs of the research. The concrete results include UltraGrid environment for processing and transmission of multimedia in very high resolution (uncompressed 8K), GPU acceleration and autotuning environment, analysis of data from the police investigation, scheduling of the national large-scale computing infrastructure.

The laboratory has unique access to advanced visualization technologies and large-scale infrastructure facilities including high-speed networks (40 Gb/s and more), big data storages (PB and more) and heterogeneous computing resources (GPUs, MIC, NUMA). It is participating in international projects in cooperation with the foreign partners and commercial companies where both graduate and pre-graduate students are involved.