Prof. Ana Proykova, Head of the HPC lab, is a member of International Advisory Committee of the EOSC-Nordic

The European Commission has awarded funding to the EOSC-Nordic project proposal {Call Topic: INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019 Type of action: RIA). The project was ranked #1 in the competition. EOSC-Nordic will form a part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative, and it is a collaborative project between 24 organisations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Germany.
International Advisory Committee: Ana Proykova, Professor in Physics, University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Francoise Genova, Senior Researcher at Strasbourg astronomical data centre (France), Wilco Hazeleger, Director, Netherlands eScience Center, Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) (Netherlands), Daniel Mallmann, Head of Data Services, Juelich (Germany), Andrew Treloar, Director Projects, Engagements and International, The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) (Australia), Christine Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, National Data Service (US).

The EOSC-Nordic project will promote the openness of research data in the Nordic and Baltic countries. In addition, the project aims to facilitate the coordination of EOSC initiatives in the participating countries and to harmonise operational policies and services. Over the course of the project, Nordic and Baltic countries seek to establish themselves as pioneers of open science cloud infrastructure in Europe.

Planned power grid outage

Due to additional construction and hardware installation, the Laboratory complex at Sofia Tech Park will experience a power outage tomorrow (06.04.2019), between 8:30 and 17:30 EEST.

Subsequently, Nestum will be unavailable for the duration of the power outage. The long.p partion in the workload manager has been set to DRAIN, so no new jobs can be submitted on it.

We apologise for the inconvenience.


Prof. Ana Proykova has been re-elected as the Chair of the Strategic Working Group on Data, Computing and Digital Infrastructure (ESFRI DIGIT WG)

She will moderate two workshop sessions at the forthcoming meeting organized by the European Commission:

Royal Geographical Society, London
30 January 2019, 09:15-18:00

08:15 – 09:15 Registration, coffee
09.15 – 10:00 Session 1 – EOSC status update – Plenary Room: Ondaatje Theatre

Moderator – ESFRI Chair
Introduction – Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair (10’)
Update on EOSC status – Jean-David Malo, European Commission (10’)
Next steps for EOSC – Juan Bicarregui, UKRI/STFC, EOSC Executive Board (10’)
Questions and Answers (15’)

10:00 – 12:45
Session 2 – EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango?
1) EOSC Services for RIs (60’)
Moderator – Ana Proykova, Chair of ESFRI DIGIT WG
Short presentations of EOSC horizontal projects with emphasis on relevant current and future services for RIs

2) RI Cluster projects for EOSC (60’)
Moderator – Jean-David Malo, European Commission

3) Panel discussion (30’)
Moderator – Gelsomina Pappalardo, ESFRI Executive Board
Session 2.1 – Ana Proykova, Chair of ESFRI WG DIGIT
Session 2.2 – Jean-David Malo, European Commission

13:50– 16:00
Session 3 – Break-out sessions (2 parts, 1 hour each) – How ESFRI RIs can contribute to and steer the various dimensions of EOSC
1) Services: Good practices and business models – Lowther Room
2) Policies: Open Science, FAIR data, Reproducibility – Ondaat
3) Architecture: technologies, platforms, interfaces – Drayson Room
4) Skills and training – Sunley Room

Session 4 – Report from break-out sessions, discussion and conclusions
Moderator – Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair

i. Summary of the outcomes of Session 3 – 40’
ii. Discussion – 30’ – Ana Proykova and Juan Bicarregui
iii. Conclusions – Jean-David Malo

Talks at the NANO 2018 Conference

8.11.2018 Ralica Dimitrova presents “Proton-radiation induced vacancies in graphene” by R. Dimitrova and A. Proykova at the 20th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sofia 8-10.11.2018 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31075.60969

The presentation can be found here:

8.11.2018 Ana Proykova talk on “Magnetic moments in a graphene sheet with vacancies generated by proton-beam bombardment” by D. Dimova, S. Pisov, A. Proykova, NANO-2018,DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.14298.39361

The presentation can be found here:

File server’s OS update

Update (26.10.2018, 16:22 EEST): The OS update of the file server has been completed. The workload manager queues are reinstated and you may now submit jobs again. Thank you for the consideration.

Dear users,

This Friday (26.10.18) we will be pushing an OS updated on Nestum’s file server. Due to the update, the machine will be unavailable between 10:00 and 22:00 EEST (Bulgarian Time). Furthermore, the long.p partition in Slurm is to be switched offline in order to prevent data loss on the day of the update. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Head of HPC Lab gives a talk at the 7th National Crystallographic Symposium

Seventh National Crystallographic Symposium with International Participation
3-5 October 2018
Sofia, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy  

Date: 4th of October 2018
Time: 11:30-12:10
Place: Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Ana Proykova, Head of HPC Lab

The links provided point to the programme of the symposium and to the talk itself, respectively.