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About us

Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH was established 40 years ago, in 1973. Foundation of the Centre was given by the Krakow University Rectors' College members, which in 1971 put forward a proposal to the state authorities to purchase a modern, large and multi-access computer for the Krakow scientific community and create the inter-university computer centre. Formally, the Centre was established on March 23, 1973 by the Minister of Science and Higher Education under the name Community Computational Centre CYFRONET-KRAKOW. Under this name the Centre operated until 1992, when it was renamed to the Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET-KRAKOW. Another name change took place in December 1998. ACK CYFRONET-KRAKOW converted to the Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET of the University of Science and Technology (ACK CYFRONET AGH). The Centre, which is organizationally and financially an autonomous unit of the AGH-UST in Krakow, is now one of the largest supercomputing and networking centers in Poland.

Centre's activities

Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH is established by the National Committee for Scientific Research as the unit leader in the operation and expansion of the hardware base of the high performance computers (HPC) as well as the urban and academic network (Metropolitan Area Network – MAN). The activities of the Centre include:

Tasks and mission of the ACC Cyfronet AGH

Since 1999, Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH has been organisationally and financially separate unit of the University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Since establishment in 1973, the most important task realized by Cyfronet is to provide telecommunication and computing services for the entire scientific community of Krakow and Malopolska province. The Centre also acts as an administrator of the Metropolitan Area Network in Krakow and is an important hub of the PIONIER network. The tasks of the Centre include:


While carrying out its tasks, Academic Computer Centre AGH CYFRONET has developed a number of achievements. The most important of these are presented below:









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