General information

The EuroCC co-funded National Competence Center (NCC) Icelandic High-Performance Computing (IHPC) represents the Icelandic HPC community, including experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The NCC IHPC activity brings together the Icelandic national expertise and connects to a network of NCCs in HPC and AI across Europe to provide a broad service portfolio tailored to the respective national needs of industry, academia, and public administration.

This will support and increase the national strengths of High-Performance Computing (HPC) competencies as well as High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and close existing gaps to increase the usability of these technologies in the different scientific, engineering, and business applications and thus provide a European excellence baseline.

Simulation and Data Labs of NCC Iceland

The NCC Iceland consists of a variety of Simulation and Data Labs (SDLs) that offer their expertise, skillset, and specific application community knowledge within NCC Iceland to interested national and international collaborators.

  1. Simulation and Data Lab Neuroscience
  2. Simulation and Data Lab Computational Chemistry
  3. Simulation and Data Lab Computational Fluid Dynamics
  4. Simulation and Data Lab Remote Sensing
  5. Simulation and Data Lab Electron, optical and transport properties of nanoscale systems – Computational Physics
  6. Natural Language Processing Lab
  7. Simulation and Data Lab Acoustic and Tactile Engineering
  8. Simulation and Data Lab Health and Medicine
  9. Algorithmic Mathematics Lab
  10. Simulation and Data Lab Software Engineering
  11. Statistical Weather Lab
  12. Quantum Simulation and Data Science Lab

NCC Iceland Major Competencies

The core competencies of NCC Iceland are listed above by providing expertise in specific areas of science and engineering in a large variety of High Performance Computing, High Performance Data Aanalytics and Artificial Intelligence application fields. Nevertheless, a selection of six more major competencies of NCC Iceland have been identified with the help of the CASTIEL project shown below. Please contact us if you are interested to hear more about the major competencies or feel free to contact the individual Simulation and Data Lab (SDL) members above.

NCC Iceland HPC Resources

The new HPC system Elja of NCC Iceland is currently in development and still in the application testing phase. For technical information please refer to the following page:


For technical application questions for the Elja working group please contact the following expert:

👉Rohit Goswami

In cases, you require large-scale resources towards Petascale and Exascale you may consider access to the EuroHPC LUMI supercomputer. Please contact the NCC Iceland (contact information below) in case you want to learn more about it.

NCC Iceland European Projects

Members of the Simulation and Data Labs of NCC Iceland are collaborating in a variety of HPC-related European projects. A list is given below.

(1) EuroHPC EuroCC Project

(2) EuroHPC Centre of Excellence RAISE

(3) DEEP Project Series (DEEP-EST)

NCC Iceland Industrial Cooperation Partners

Members of NCC Iceland performed a survey of Icelandic industry w.r.t. needs in High Performance Computing (HPC), High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The following companies below have been identified with interest and activities in these fields, but please contact NCC Iceland (contact information below) if you have an interest in these topics or require HPC resource access. Members of these companies are also participating in our Icelandic HPC Workshop series (see Events).

(1) deCODE Genetics

(2) Treble Technologies

(3) Mideind

(4) Össur

(5) Nordverse

(6) Matis

(7) Advania

(8) Origo

(9) AtNorth

(10) Borealis Data Centers

(11) NetApp

NCC Iceland is also engaged in closer collaboration with Audna – the Icelandic Technology Transfer office that in turn has also many industrial cooperations. We working on establishing a European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) in Iceland together with many other partners.

NCC Iceland International Cooperations

NCC Iceland and its Simulation and Data Lab members collaborate with a wide variety of international partners that are listed below.

(1) Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) of Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany

(2) Brown University, USA

NCC Iceland Contact

Please direct your application-specific contact requests to the above-listed SDLs.

For management or more general information about NCC Iceland IHPC please contact:

👉 Prof. Dr. – Ing. Morris Riedel: morris [at]

NCC Iceland IHPC is co-financed by the EURO CC project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951740.