All three High Performance Computing centres involved in EXCELLERAT offer their key expertise in the area of engineering and have served clients in industry and academia for decades. Each centre specialises in specific domains within the engineering sector thereby combined in a European Centre of Excellence they maximise their expertise in consultancy and training to benefit the European engineering ecosystem. Below you will find more details about each centre.


Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the national supercomputing centre in Spain. We specialise in high performance computing (HPC) and manage MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located in the Torre Girona chapel.  


CERFACS is a basic and applied research center, specialized in modeling and numerical simulation. Through its facilities and expertise in High Performance Computing, CERFACS deals with major scientific and technical research problems of public and industrial interest. CERFACS hosts interdisciplinary researchers such as physicians, applied mathematicians, numerical analysts, software engineers who design and develop innovative […]


Cineca is a non profit Consortium, made up of 70 Italian Universities and 7 Institutions. SCAI (SuperComputing Applications and Innovation) is the High Performance Computing department of CINECA, the largest computing centre in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. Cineca is currently one of the Large Scale Facilities in Europe and it is […]


Ranked 17th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings, the University of Edinburgh is one of Europe’s leading research universities and is represented in this project by its supercomputing centre, EPCC. Established in 1990, EPCC is one of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres with a full-time staff of around 100 staff, most educated to postgraduate level, […]


The High Performance Computing Centre (HLRS) is a research and service institution affiliated to the University of Stuttgart (USTUTT). Founded in 1829, the foremost aim of the University of Stuttgart in research and teaching lies in the fields of engineering and the natural sciences. The university with its 140 institutes distributed over 10 faculties, 5,000 […]


The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), established in 1827, is one of Europe’s top schools for science and engineering, graduating one-third of Sweden’s undergraduate and graduate engineers in the full range of engineering disciplines. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes Architecture, Industrial Management and Urban Planning. There […]