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MaX was born to support developers and end users of advanced applications for materials simulations, design and discovery, and works at the frontiers of the current and future High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies.
MaX is one of the eight ‘European Centers of Excellence for HPC applications’ supported by the EU.


Improving Capacity of Health Sector Researchers in ACP HEIs by Sharing Worldwide Recognized IT Tools and Experiences
The project provided a close collaboration from Cineca with three of the principal universities in the Eastern Africa region in support of the principal infective diseases monitoring ' ventures (AIDS, tuberclulosis and malaria) for the development of the research activities.


The Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet)  project was promoted by Cineca with the goal of identifying strategies , frameworks and  policies for the open access in 6 countries placed in the Mediterranen area .


mEDRA (Multilingual European DOI Registration Agency) was the new European agency for the registration of the DOI, appointed officially  by IDF (International DOI Foundation, on 1 July  2003.
mEDRA was borne like a project inside the programme eContent by the European Commission.
Il dipartimento GAI ha fornito tutti i servizi tecnologici dell'agenzia.
Il progetto ha avuto inizio il primo luglio 2002 e si è concluso il 30 giugno


The central goal of this study is the assessment of the internal variability at seasonal and inter-annual scales of the Mediterranean thermohaline circulation as induced by deep and intermediate water formation processes and the inflow/outflow system at Gibraltar.


MFS develops a strategy for the implementation of a Mediterranean Forecasting System aimed at the prediction of the marine ecosystem variability in the coastal areas up to the primary producers and from the time scales of days to months. Such a predictive capability is required to sustain an healthy coastal environment and its management. A forecasting system of such kind requires two essential parts, an observing system and a numerical modelling/data assimilation component. The technical


This project develops a strategy for the implementation of a Mediterranean Forecasting System aimed at the prediction of the marine ecosystem variability in the coastal areas up to the primary producers and from the time scales of days to months. Such a predictive capability is required to sustain an healthy coastal environment and its management.


Recognising non-formal and informal learning is increasingly seen as a way of improving lifelong and lifewide learning, employability and citizenship. More European countries are emphasising the importance of making visible and valuing learning that takes place outside formal education and training institutions, for example at work, in leisure and social time activities and at home. Open Badges, the open standard for the recognition of learning achievements has proved the power of a simple, affordable, resilient and trustworthy technology to create an ecosystem supporting the recognition of informal learning working across countries, educational sectors, work, social environments and technologies. Yet, the current achievements have been limited to the ‘formal recognition of informal learning’; the opportunities offered by Open Badges to support the ‘informal recognition of informal learning’ have yet to be explored.

Such is the objective of MIRVA: Making Informal Recognition Visible and Actionable.


Energy efficiency is already a primary concern for any computer design system and it is unanonimously recognized that future Exascale systems will be strongly constrained by their power consumption. This is why the Mont-Blanc project , which was launched on 01-10-2011 ,has set itself the following objective : to design a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future global High Perfomance Computer (HPC) standards that will deliver Exascale performance while using 15 to 30 times less energy.

European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology


RDA Europe

RDA Europe is the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The goal of RDA is to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange. This is achieved through the development, adoption, and deployment of infrastructure, policy, practice, standards, and other deliverables. The emphasis of RDA is adoption and deployment as the result of focussed, short-term effort.


The RISC project aims at deepening strategic R&B cooperation between Europe and Latin America in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC) by building a multinational and multi-stakeholder community that will involve a significant representation of the relevant HPC R&D European and Latin American actors (researchers , policy makers , users). RISC will identify common needs .research issues and opportunities for R&D on HPC between EU and Latin America in the transition to multi-core architectures across the computing spectrum and relevant programming paradigms ,algorithms and modelling approaches, thus setting the basis for the formulation of  a global strategy for future research. 

Roman Bologna

Interactive virtual navigation of the landscape, integration between GIS and database, desktop and immersive fruition.
Software: Tcl/tk and VRML models


Vascular stenting is an invasive procedure for the treatment of occlusive vascular diseases. The RT3S project aim to develop and validate a sophisticated patient-specific, probabilistic model of the fatigue-fracture of a stent.


2004 Imagese from Samarcanda project.
Software: ERMapper, ArcGis, Terravista and Visman

Terremare di S. Rosa, Reggio Emilia

Integration inside the DTM of aerial photos and geological data
Software: ad hoc applications based on OpenGL graphic libraries

The value of memories

The project provided for the production of a short film made with machinima ( meaning "machine cinema") tecnique, used for making videos and films in tridimensional animation, not requiring a rendering elaboration but exploiting in  direct take environments and virtual world characters, lasting about twelve minutes, on 3d plataform Second Life and set in the Roman  Bologna during the Augustan epoch. The virtual sets  used the procedural models produced by Cineca / CNR and already used in the project MDC (Museum of the City).


Earthquake and seismology research addresses fundamental problems in understanding the Earth's internal wave sources and properties, thereby aiding society in the management of natural hazards, energy resources, environmental changes, and national security. VERCE is supporting this effort by developing a data-intensive e-science environment to enable innovative data analysis and data modelling methods that fully exploit the increasing wealth of open data generated by the observational and monitoring systems of the global seismology community.

Virtual Rome

Virtual Rome is a project coordinated and directed by Maurizio Forte (up to December 2007) and Sofia Pescarin for CNR and Luigi Calori for CINECA. The project involves the use of a virtual reality system for accessing contents, like a real in-progress laboratory about ancient landscape, with an updatable interactive view that can be integrated with other projects related to the Roman landscape.