The Novel Materials Discovery (NOMAD) Laboratory maintains the largest Repository for input and output files of all important computational materials science codes.
From its open-access data it builds several Big-Data Services helping to advance materials science and engineering.
Watch a 3-minute summary on the NOMAD Laboratory CoE (or at YOUKU in China)
NOMAD Scope and Overview
Data is a crucial raw material of the 21st century.
Surprisingly, extreme-scale aspects of Big-Data are very much under-explored in materials science and engineering, one reason being that ‘towards exascale’ computing initiatives typically focus on standard hardware and software challenges. Clearly, much of the value of high-throughput calculations is wasted without deeper Big-Data driven analysis of the results. This is the extreme-scale computing challenge addressed by NOMAD. ... more
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