High Performance Computing Laboratory

High Performance Computing Laboratory

The mission of the HPC laboratory is to deliver reliable, sustainable computing resources and services to facilitate the use of high-performance computing and to meet the small scale and midrange computational demands of the scientific research community in the academic institutions and high-tech SMEs located all over the country and the region.
Computing is a tool as important as experimentation and theory in solving various scientific problems of the twenty-first century. The mission of the laboratory is to support computational science, in which interdisciplinary teams of scientists consider fundamental problems in science and engineering that require computation and have broad scientific and economic impacts.
The European Commission recognised the need for an EU-level policy in HPC to optimise national and European investments, addressing the entire HPC ecosystem and adopted its HPC Strategy on 15 February 2012.
The HPC team takes forward the policy developed in the Communication of the European Commission on Big Data and supports the European Open Science policy agenda which aims to increase the quality and impact of science, building on the achievements of Open Access.




The HPC laboratory at the Sofia Tech Park provides basic and supplemental services for university institutions and supports the Simulation Sciences, which are among the focuses of the Smart Specialization Strategy in Bulgaria.

The HPC customers are PhD students and staff of the Sofia University, Technical University, Medical University as well as other educational and research institutions and companies.



1. D. Dimova, S. Pisov, A. Proykova, Magnetism Of Bilayer Graphene With Vacancies, Advanced Materials Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 12, Page 779-782, Year 2017 | DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/914

2. D. Dimova, S. Pisov, N. Panchev, A. Proykova- The role of canonical ensemble in predicting the toluene film structure under external electric field, (accepted for publication in NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, http://nsc-nt.ipc.bas.bg/page/en-topmenu/home.php).

3. Desislava Dimova, Stoyan Pisov, Nikolay Panchev, Miroslava Nedyalkova, Sergio Madurga, and Ana Proykova, Insight into electric field-induced rupture mechanism of water-in-toluene emulsion films from a model system. The Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 194703 (2017); doi: 10.1063/1.4983163.

4. High-Performance Scientific Computing: First JARA-HPC Symposium , JHPCS 2016, Aachen, Germany, October 4–5, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, Volume 10164 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues, eds. Edoardo Di Napoli, Marc-André Hermanns, Hristo Iliev , Andreas Lintermann, Alexander Peyser, Springer International Publishing, 2017, ISBN 3319538616.


The Nestum Cluster, which the laboratory has at its disposal, is the second most efficient supercomputer in Bulgaria.

More information about the machine hardware: http://nestum.phys.uni-sofia.bg/infrastructure/


Prof. Ana Proikova

Scientific fields: Theoretical and computational physics; Optimization algorithms; High Performance Computing; Nuclear physics;


In 1981 has obtained a PhD in nuclear physics; She specializes in Dubna, Russia, and Trieste, Italy; Professor at physical faculty at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski“; Guest researcher at many universities in Chicago, Washington, Seattle; Leuven; Nagoya and others; Author of more than 90 articles and publications. She has implemented 9 projects under the European Framework Programmes.