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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.


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
Multiscale Materials Modelling on High Performance Computer Architectures

With the accelerating materials development cycles, the development of simulation approaches for predictive, de-novo characterization and optimization of materials and device properties emerges as a grand challenge to European R&D. A unified multi-disciplinary approach towards the deployment of models, tools, algorithms and simulation and visualization techniques is required to transform isolated solutions for specific problems into comprehensive, industry-ready platforms, which are capable of predicting the properties of complex materials on the basis of their constitutive elements. While many techniques exist to address the specific questions, a lack of integration of the existing methods into readily available multi-scale modelling platforms has to date limited the impact of materials-modelling techniques in materials design. In this project we will develop an integrated e-infrastructure for multi-scale materials modelling, where expert groups unite with computational resource providers to deliver an integrated infrastructure.


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.


VOA3R is the innovative research project for digital libraries and stands for: "Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository: Sharing Scientific and Scholarly Research related to Agriculture, Food, and Environment". The general objective of the VOA3R project is to improve the spread of European agriculture and aquaculture research results by using an innovative approach to sharing open access research products. That will be achieved by carrying out innovative experiments with open access to scientific agriculture and aquaculture contents and by developing and providing services that integrates existing open access repositories and scholarly publication management systems by means of a federation approach.


VPH-Share will develop the organisational fabric (the infostructure) and integrate the optimised services to:

 expose and share data and knowledge   jointly develop multiscale models for the composition of new VPH workflows , facilitate collaborations within the VPH community.