NOMAD facilitates and integrates high performance computing (HPC) usage in Horizon 2020.

Key partners providing HPC services are European centers with petascale compute systems and storage: Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain, CSC - IT Center for Science in Finland, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility in Germany. Partners are working together to define and develop the architecture of the infrastructure - the technology platform.

The NOMAD platform will consist of a distributed multi-layered storage system connected to scalable computing capacity. Where feasible, already existing solutions at the supercomputing centers will be employed to minimize the need for new hardware.

After deployment, the NOMAD infrastructure will be operated at European scale. Application enabling and optimization services are provided for both HPC and big-data analytics. This includes optimization support for newly developed conversion layers, the materials search engine for complex queries, and for big-data analytics. Processing tasks will be suitably configured to minimise data redistributions in the global workflow.

Contact concerning general aspects of the CoE: Kylie O'Brien

Contact concerning HPC Services and Infrastructure: Atte Sillanpää