The Center for Research in Advanced Computing Systems (CRACS) is a new research unit recently proposed to the Portuguese National Science Foundation (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). CRACS is partially supported by the University of Porto, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Computer Science (UP/FCUP/DCC), where it is located. CRACS is associated with the INESC-Porto Associated Laboratory - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto. CRACS aims to be actively involved in fundamental and applied research in scalable computing both at national and international level; to foster training of young researchers both at post-graduate and post-doctoral level; and to actively establish partnerships with companies to promote and disseminate research results. The research team is composed by around 20 researchers, of which 10 hold a PhD degree.
The research directions pursued by CRACS encompass a broad number of issues related to scalable computing as listed next: