The Swedish e-science Research Centre (SeRC) is formed by the universities in
Stockholm and Linköping – KTH, Linköping University (LiU), Stockholm
University (SU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) – around the two largest high-
performance computing (HPC) centres in Sweden: PDC at KTH and NSC at LiU.
Research at SeRC is focused on the collaboration between tool makers and tool
users, and brings together a core of nationally leading IT research teams with
expertise in e-Science method development and leading scientists in selected
application areas. SeRC will constitute a leading visionary e-Science node with a
national scope and strong international ties Substantially increased collaboration
between applied and method-oriented groups is needed, and SeRC will provide a
platform for this. Our approaches to reach these goals are:
1. Formation of e-Science Communities that connect application groups with
relevant core e-Science groups and computer experts at PDC and NSC.
2. Research in core e-Science methods such as distributed resources,
database technology, numerical analysis, visualization and interaction,
mathematical modeling and parallel algorithms, focusing on problems critical for
several e-Science communities.
3. Much closer collaboration between PDC and NSC, and a substantial increase
in advanced support staff, which will turn the centers into comprehensive e-
SeRC is also taking a national responsibility in the e-Science area in terms of
hosting a large part of the Swedish e-Science infrastructure through PDC and
NSC. Already today these two high performance computing centers take the
nationally leading role, which will be further developed within SeRC beyond the
hardware aspect of e-Infrastructure.