MaX is a user-focused, problem-oriented European Center of Excellence.

It works at the frontiers of the current and future High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies, to enable the best use and evolution of HPC for materials research and innovation.

MaX is creating an ecosystem of capabilities, ambitious applicationsdata workflows and analysis, and user-oriented services. At the same time, MaX enables the exascale transition in the materials domain, by developing advanced programming models, novel algorithms, domain-specific libraries, in-memory data management, software/hardware co-design and technology-transfer actions.

MaX supports the needs and visions of a number of players:

  • end-users in research and innovation, both in industry and academia, who explore materials discovery and rely on computer experiments
  • domain scientists who develop new methods, algorithms and tools in materials simulations
  • software engineers and vendors who optimise hardware and software performance and usability together with analytical tools for increasingly efficient computer-assisted materials design
  • HPC centers and industry who are interested in empowering the most advanced and ambitious solutions and in hardware-software codesign