Cineca supports the researchers by means of supercomputing and its applications, and develops innovative IT services for the members of the Consortium, in order to support digitalisation and efficiency of the organisations.
Aim of the services is the development and excellence of the national system of higher education and research. In particular, Cineca 's duties aim to:
provide information services to the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, universities and the other consortium members, the scientific community and the public education sector, promoting the development of homogeneous and shared solutions (...) guaranteeing high-performance infrastructure services for the Italian research system, and access to the European network of high-performance scientific computing centres, participating in the relevant EU initiatives representing the Italian national research system where appointed by the competent national authorities.
The activities that Cineca carries out to achieve its statutory objectives are:
Cineca is a point of reference for the national and international scientific community in high performance scientific computing technologies. Thanks to cutting-edge computing resources and excellent skills, it represents Italy internationally and has always made avant-garde solutions in computational science available to public and industrial research.
The dematerialisation of documents, flows and processes is one of the challenges that the Public Administration faces today to guarantee the exchange, certification and conservation of data, in a perspective of modernization both internally and in the relationship with citizens. The services that Cineca offers to the Italian universities to support the digital transition are at the forefront both from a technological and regulatory point of view.
The IT systems developed and managed for the Ministry of University and Research allow to limit the paper flow between ministerial offices, the academic system and the administrations, creating a triangulation that enables the autonomy while empowering the actors involved in the processes.
As part of these activities, Cineca pursues its institutional mission, and invests in the technological transfer of the acquired skills towards institutional areas such as the Public Administration, health, industries and businesses.