DFCTI was established in 2011 around a team of IT scientists and computational physicists dedicated to develop a state-of-the-art computer infrastructure for demanding numerical simulations. The department continues the institute's long tradition in advanced computing that started in 1956, when the first Romanian computer (CIFA-1) was built in the premises of the institute.


DFCTI hosts, develops and administrates one of the most important e-infrastructures in the country, that includes HPC, HTC and cloud computing facilities dedicated to the support of the research community within IFIN-HH and of the large scale international collaborations in which the institute takes part.

R&D topics

  • Nonlinear dynamics in Bose-Einstein condensates
  • Physical properties of nanosystems
  • HPC for applications in nuclear and subnuclear physics
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules
  • High throughput, high performance and cloud computing technology

International collaborations

The DFCTI team participated in numerous international R&D and infrastructure FP6/FP7 projects on grid and HPC, such as EGEE, SEE-GRID, or HP-SEE. The staff currently conducts scientific collaborations with:

  • Worlwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), CERN
  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russian Federation
  • Institute of Physics Belgrade, Serbia
  • Skopje University, FYR of Macedonia
  • Government College for Women, Kumbakonam, India

Acid sensing ion channel (ASIC1) in a DPPC lipid bilayer (50A cutoff)


Spin density in graphene - BN structure with Co impurity substituted on boron


Parametric destabilisation of a Bose - Einstein condensate