Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre (PSNC) is affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and is an active research and development centre specialized in new generation networking, media, Grids, digital libraries and cyber security, as well as technologies, applications and services for Information Society. Research and development activities are carried out in numerous national projects and in cooperation with European partners. PSNC is also responsible for the development and management of the national research network in Poland – PIONIER. The PIONIER infrastructure is connecting over 700 research and development institutions, more than 100 public universities and 5 HPC centres via 21 Metropolitan Area Networks through over 5300 km of own fibres. The international research cooperation is realized via the GÉANT network with 10Gbps connection and through own dark fibre cross border connections. PSNC represents Poland in numerous organizations and associations, including TERENA and RIPE NCC and is a partner in such activities as GÉANT and Internet2.
PSNC employs approx. 260 highly skilled employees, including more than 200 professionals working in R&D projects at national and international level.