Cineca ritiene strategica la partecipazione a progetti di carattere nazionale ed europeo. La collaborazione con partner illustri e di rilievo a livello internazionale permette a Cineca di diffondere, ma anche di ampliare le proprie competenze in nuovi ambiti.  I progetti in corso sono elencati in questa pagina, suddivisi in base alle aree tematiche. E' possibile cercare i progetti in base all'ambito di riferimento, ai contenuti, e allo stato (in corso, concluso)

High performance computing

  • EXPLORIS’s main ambition is to make a significant step forward in the assessment of explosive eruption risk in highly populated EU cities and islands. The workplan proposed aims at making significant progress in each of the fundamental components determining volcanic risk: the volcanological scenario assessment, the numerical simulation of the eruptive processes, the vulnerability assessment, the quantification of the impact of the event on the surrounding buildings,

  • 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. 

  • The first 3D stereo HD movie created for a museum. The goal is to tell the story of Bologna with a cartoon, historically validated. Not just a movie but a 3D short film in which viewers can enjoy a journey through 2700 years of Bolognese history.

  • The digital terrain model with georeferencing of Etruscan tombs discovered during the second half of the Nineteenth century by Antonio Zannoni.

  • Halfway through the tour of Palazzo Pepoli, part of “Genus Bononiae - museums in the city”, an immersion room will show, besides the 3D movie of Apa, movies and stereoscopic real-time applications about the history of Bologna.

  • During the Second World War, the province of Bologna witnessed a particularly bloody event: the massacre of Marzabotto. To preserve the memory of such a historic event an application about the slaughtering area was made and was connected to a database.

  • HPCW is a consortium of 6 key-players in High Performance Computing all around the world [5 Supercomputing Centers (CINECA, BSC, FZJ, SDSC and BlueFern) plus GENCI, the French national agency in charge of HPC coordination],  with the aim of performing an analysis and an assessment of the models used worldwide by the HPC centers and initiatives to manage the requests for allocation of resources coming from researchers and their communities.

  • Virtual Museums (VM) are a new model of communication that aims at creating a personalized, immersive, interactive way to enhance our understanding of the world around us.

  • Navigation of the Bolognese landscape through the digital terrain model (DTM) textured with nineteenth-century historical maps and aerial photos (both historical and recent). Software used: OSG, Grass

  • Realtime DTM navigation, integration with GIS data and geomagnetic investigations.
    Software: Grass

  • Europlanet RI, the Europlanet Research Infrastructure, is the four-year follow-on project to EuroPlaNet, a four-year Coordination Action supported by the 1 under the Sixth Framework Programme. The Europlanet RI was launched in January 2009. It is an Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3), ie. a combination of Networking Activities, Transnational Access Activities and Joint Research Activities.

  • To perform Global Ocean data assimilation experiments with surface, subsurface and remotely sensed data, and to produce assimilated global data sets with several Data Assimilation Systems for intercomparison and cross-validation for the period 1980-1996.

  • The European Middleware Initiative (EMI) is a close collaboration of the three major middleware providers, ARC, gLite and UNICORE, and other specialized software providers like dCache.

    The project's mission is to deliver a consolidated set of middleware components for deployment in EGI (as part of the Unified Middleware Distribution - UMD), PRACE and other DCIs, extend the interoperability and integration with emerging computing models, strengthen the reliability and manageability of the services and establish a sustainable model to support, harmonise and evolve the middleware, ensuring it responds effectively to the requirements of the scientific communities relying on it.

  • Dynamic behaviors, simulations of the change of lighting, navigation in dynamic virtual environments, excavation GIS data.
    Software: Vega Multigen Paradigm

  • The reasons for the aforementioned transformation are manifold: legal aspects, regulations, business requirements, economic factors, etc. Technological trends such as SOA, Software as a Service, Virtualisation are influencing the way in which IT services are rendered. Model-based approaches and IT-Governance are prominent candidates to bridge evolving business contexts and IT, in order to adapt the provisioning of IT for business needs. This challenge can be met by capitalizing on semantic

  • The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe prepares the creation of a persistent pan-European HPC service, consisting of several tier-0 centres providing European researchers with access to capability computers and forming the top level of the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE is a project funded in part by the EU’s 7th Framework Programme.

  • Part of the celebrations for the 900th anniversary of the dedication of the Parma Cathedral, the exhibition "Daily Life in the Middle Ages - Parma in the Cathedral Age" depicts the city as it was when the Cathedral was built.

  • An 8 minute 3D documentary about the origins and the evolution of the universe created for the Planetarium in Turin, to highlight the state of the art of scientific knowledge about the formation of the universe.

  • Virtual reconstruction of the “Casa del Centenario”, realized for the project "Pompei - Insula del Centenario" and "MUSE - Parnaso".

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

  • 2003 Po River Delta Park: Reconstruction of the landscape
    Software: Visman (CINECA), ERMapper, Terravista (Terrex)

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

  • HPC-Europa2’s main objective is to maintain the persistency of high quality transnational access to the most advanced HPC infrastructures available in Europe for the European computational science community, as offered in the last two decades by the same consortium. The entire project is organized around its core activity which is the Transnational Access (TA) HPC service provision. Over the four year lifespan of the action, this TA will provide HPC service, specialist support, scientific

  • CARDITIS Project proposes a user friendly, intelligent, fast decision support medical tool serving cardiologists, cardio-surgeons, medical professors and students for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment of Cardiovascular diseases.

  • To demonstrate that Cellular Automata systems for the simulation of percolating process are tools suitable for a variety of applications.

  • The project "Human Brain Project" (HBP), coordinated by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, will create the world's largest experimental facility for developing the most detailed model of the brain, for studying how the human brain works and ultimately to develop personalised treatment of neurological and related diseases.

  • The aim of the project is to design a distributed environment to develop multimedia courseware. In particular, the environment will support all the courseware lifecycle phases, in order to improve the quality, to increase the productivity, to ensure the project management.

  • The ADAM project will implement a diagnosis support component for melanomas early detection integrated into one widespread digital dermatoscopy system. The system should improve the sensitivity and specificity of a general practitioner using the system up to the level of a general dermatologist. The component architecture would allow easy integration into other systems and easy upgrade to new feature classifiers. More in detail the aim of this project is to develop, test and clinically validate real time DSC (called the ADAM components) for image analysis and the automatic diagnosis of CMM to be integrated into the DS Medica product: VIDEOCAP.

  • BioPharmaNet is a  network laboratory recongnized by the Emilia Romagna region, carrying out  research and innovation activities for the industry in the field of the Life Sciences. It joins high specializations for the development of innovative products for the human and animal health  in the biotechnological, pharmaceutical,genomic, regenerative medicine and e-health fields.

  • The ENACTS Infrastructure Co-operation Network brings together 14 European organisations representing High Performance Computing centres and their users. Participants are drawn from across Europe and represent both traditional centres and smaller start-up centres. They also represent users of different classes of computers, from supercomputers to networked PCs. Through the Study Projects they undertake and through their General Meetings, they will work towards a European "Virtual

  • Aiming to stimulate its members and partners to establish contacts with others active in their fields of interest, the Culturelink Network has developed the interactive, searchable Culturelink Members & Partners Database, providing its members and partners, as well as all other cultural professionals, with an efficient tool for establishing new ways of cooperation.

  • The project aims at demonstrating that HPCN-based Computer Assisted Drug Design dramatically improves the process of discovering new drugs that bind to biological macromolecules, with clear benefits for both the Pharmaceutical Industry and the whole social community.

  • Cineca is National open access desk of OpenAireplus, project aimed at the working-outof common standards  for storing,  reusing and maintaining the "open data" of the reserch. OpenAireplus is funded by the Seventh Programme Framework of the European Commission  and aims at extending the project OpenAIRE' s aims , widening the access to all the scientific production  Open Access of the " European Research Space", by means of  the publications link with the research' s data and the funding outline.

  • Development of an Interdisciplinary Round Table for Emerging Computer Technologies (DIRECT) provides a forum for organisations representing all classes of users of large scale computing and data centres to discuss future needs. Together,we address the role of emerging computer technologies, such as HPCN, in defining the future of scientific computing.

  • The project' s aim was to reunite the paths of an artistic heritage s placed  in the most important European museums and fruit of the constant cultural activities of the Este family court in Ferrara. It was meant to reform that ideal unity of a heritage become, during the centuries, common European goods for restoring  to every single work the true  senso comprehensible only thanks to the reading of the  context that produced it.

  • DEISA (Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications) is a european supercomputing 's  centres consortium, leader at the national level.
    This research infrastructure of the European Community' s Sixth Programme Frame has been aimed at creating and managing a distributed terascale supercomputing facility  of worldwide importance.
    For that purpose a deep integration of the national  already operational High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructures has been effected .

  • The overall objective of the project is to perform observational studies and numerical simulations to investigate and understand the nature of the decadal and interdecadal variability of the atmosphere-ocean system.

  • The project will provide a tool of visualization and analysis of astrophysical data coming both from observation and computer simualtions, based on the AstroMD. The aim is to build a software which can handle efficiently large datasets allowing both their graphical representation and analysis, responding to the requirements proposed by several research fields.

  • Embrace is a European bioinformatics network project that begins on February 1,2005. It has received funding of 8.28 million euros from the European Commission for five years and involves 16 partners from 11 countries. Its goal is to standardize access to the vast quantities data from genome projects and their study methods so that researchers can consult it and use it easily.
    Embrace will use a “grid technology” by which a large number of geographically separated computers work in a network to

  • EUTIST-M è un consorzio di  sei progetti medici finanziato dal Programma IST della Commissione Europea mirante a favorire le tecnologie mediche informatiche con lo sviluppo di cinque prove e una  esercitazione.

  • ESTEDI, an initiative of European software vendors and supercomputing centres, will establish a European standard for the storage and retrieval of multidimensional high-performance computing (HPC) data. It addresses a main technical obstacle, the delivery bottleneck of large HPC results to the users, by augmenting high-volume data generators with a flexible data management and extraction tool for spatio-temporal raster data. To this end, the multidimensional database system RasDaMan will be

  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity in women, accounting for close to one fourth of all new cancer cases in the female population; one out of ten women is likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The project will focus on the definition of a set of genes involved in human breast cancer that will serve as a basis for the design of a common microarray platform. The platform will be used by all partners for carrying out gene expression profiling experiments. A common

  • As a centre for the application of supercomputing in interdisciplinary research activities, CINECA hosted Researchers from September 1998 through April 2000 so that European Researchers may make use of the resources and services here available. Later on the project got the name of HPC EUROPA

  • The main goal of the project is the development of new bioinformatics utilities to be shared with the whole national and international scientific community. The utilities are to be developed using advanced technological tools.
    Activities included in this project want to give a consistent support to biotechnological and pharmaceuticals companies and improve the capabilities of biomedical research in the understanding of molecular systems leading to genetic diseases.

  • Immunogrid will be able to simulate immune processes at natural scales and provide tools for applications in clinical immunology and for the design of vaccines and immunotherapies. The developed set of tools will be validated with experimental data and used in clinical applications for development of immunotherapies in cancer and chronic infections.

  • CMP market is perceived as a strategic segment, since gives to European SME such as Cremascoli Ortho a competitive advantage over large, US-based, multinational competitors, less flexible and less close to the end-user. Unfortunately, the design process actually used at Cremascoli Ortho CMP presents two major drawbacks. First, it is rather primitive from a technological point of view requiring excessive human effort which increase the final production cost. Second, the introduction of the new

  • There is now increasing interest in off shore oil exploration along the edge of the European Continental Shelf, and in the interaction between shelf edge flows and the circulation of limited sea regions. Therefore there is a need for models which extend beyond the shelf edge and span both a part of the open ocean, the shelf edge and the shallow sea regions, which can be used to predict ocean currents and temperatures.

  • The project's aim is the achievement of a Virtual shared Laboratory aimed to the regional clinical-scientific community clinico-scientifica performing its activity in the genetics and its therapeutic applications ' field.
    At the project' s conclusion, the Laboratory was ready, initiallly in regional area, for other similar realities (clinical, of research and application-industrial)  interested to experiment it.
    The laboratory opened a new scenario in the frontier ...

  • Acquisition of new advanced technologies is an unavoidable step in planning a convincing process of rehabilitation of the economy of Central and Eastern European countries.

  • The main project result is a complete software environment for the estimation of the global risk indicator for the femoral neck fracture. In particular, the FRAFEM software has an execution time of about 5 minutes and so it is completely compatible with its insertion in the standard clinical workflow. This way the total visit duration will remain unchanged, reducing at minimum the impact on the hospital procedure. At the same time the software has achieved a high level of automation and

  • 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.

  • An Italian system for the retrieval, storage, access and diffusion of environmental and climate data from mountain and marine areas.

  • The project aim is to adapt the software components developed by IOR and B3C to build up a simulation environment supporting and improving the design of standard joint implants. The system will be composed by a 3D navigational environment allowing the designers to position their implant design in a reference anatomy represented by the CT data set. Once the bone-implant position is defined an automatic procedure, running on a remote HPC facility would automatically "fit" the implant design into

  • Development of a real time processing system to assess the intra-operative stability of orthopaedic implants.

  • The goal of DEEP-ER is to update the Cluster-Booster architecture introduced by the DEEP project and extend it with additional parallel I/O and resiliency capabilities
  • PRACE-3IP is designed to continue, extend and complement the previous and on-going work in the implementation phase of the PRACE Research Infrastructure. This involves providing a long-term, high-quality infrastructure for European Tier-0 systems, managing the coordination between the shared portion of the national HPC resources (Tier-1 systems), and strengthening the established relationships with industrial users. PRACE-3IP will add a new key activity to the PRACE RI: the use of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

  • European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology
  • International BioInformatics Laboratory LIBi was a Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory, aimed to central activities for the modern Biology and for the Biotechnologies in its base and applied research aspects. LIBi had principal base in Bari but was meant like Laboratory "without walls"; it constituted a virtual work space for the partners which provided their infrastructures and utilized the laboratory' s tools  and  machineries.

  • 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 objective of this Support Action, co-funded by the European Commission is to build a european vision and roadmap to address the challenges of the new generation of massively parallel systems composed of millions of heterogeneous cores which will provide multi-Petaflop performances in the next few years and Exaflop performances in 2020.

  • The PRISMA project: e-government services on cloud platforms for the safety of the territory

  • LINCOLN (Lean Innovative Connected Vessels) is a 36 months H2020 project coordinated by Politecnico di Milano. LINCOLN is using innovative design methodologies and tools for the development of three types of completely new vessels concepts through dynamic simulation model testing in the maritime sector.

  • Fortissimo is a collaborative project that will enable European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure. The project is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and involves 38 partners including Manufacturing Companies, Application Developers, Domain Experts, IT Solution Providers and HPC Cloud Service Providers from 10 countries. The project is funded by the European Commission within the H2020-FoF-2015 Programme.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The ANTAREX research project, coordinated by Cristina Silvano from Politecnico di Milano, wins a 3 million euro grant in the H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies programme on High Performance Computing.

  • PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing is the permanent pan-European High Performance Computing service providing world-class systems for world-class science.

  • The project concerns the visualisation of, and interaction with, data related to musculo-skeletal structures by means of multimodal and multisensorial interfaces. This research project is funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Information Society Technology (IST) programme. It will create a user friendly visualisation and interaction environment, in which all the information is presented with a set of representation - interaction pairs inspired by medical imaging modalities known

  • For a better understanding of the funtioning of the Mediterranean Ecosystem, interdisciplinary studies are needed to ensure a strong coupling between the dynamics of the water masses and the behaviour of dissolved and particulate, biogenic and abiogenic substances (source, transportation, transformation and sink). The interactions between experimentalists and modellers will be fostered, developping appropriate in situ observations to generate, to check and to calibrate models. The ecosystem

  • Multimod Project, a three years international research project partially supported by the European Commission. The project entitled "simulation of multiple medical-imaging modalities: a new paradigm for virtual representation of musculo-skeletal structures", which gives quite well a short definition of the research scope.

  • MOSAIC introduces a new approach to organisation, maintenance and promotion of arts and museums. This approach is based on a couple of cool interactive technologies: Hypermedia and Telecommunications ; MOSAIC applies them to museums, art galleries, architecture and other kinds of arts.

  • NAT*LAB is a project that intends to exploit the most advanced technologies and know-how available today in Europe in order to start a cooperative, coordinated and long term effort addressing the issue of a methodology for (semi-)automatic knowledge acquisition for student modeling.

  • Introduce high performance parallel computers in the design process of domestic microwave ovens.

  • To identify and minimise the tendency and forcing errors in four different atmospheric general circulation models (GCMs). The improved models will be developed and tested with special attention to simulation of regional climate over Europe and to seasonal prediction of climate.

  • The overall target of SINTEX is to assess the possible mechanisms of modulation by the decadal variability of the interannual variations, and rather long simulations (longer than 100 years) with coupled models with realistic equatorial dynamics are needed.

  • RACINE-S will research and develop digital techniques and tools that allow film-makers and restorers to generate new, synthetic sequences of images and sounds, based on data extracted from existing sequences, to a level of realism and quality that at least matches the best existing methods for film-making. The project will develop prototype systems, research algorithms for mid-term implementation, address standards and metadata issues, and set a roadmap for long-term D-cinema research.

  • Problem to be solved: European decision-makers in government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and industry as well as the general public need detailed information on future climate. In this way it becomes possible to evaluate the risks of climate change due to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.

  • Predictability and variability of monsoons and the agricultural and hydrological impacts of climate change.

  • Current software licensing practices are limiting the acceleration of Grid adoption. Indeed, the rapid emergence of service and virtualization environments requires a rapid evolution in licensing models. SmartLM will provide a generic and flexible licensing virtualization technology for new service-oriented business models across organization boundaries.

  • The project aims at promoting the dissemination and transfer of the technology developed at 11 European IST activities funded under the EUTIST-M IST-1999-20226 initiative. These activities have been clustered and results are being achieved successfully. The proposal aims at maximising the synergies among the activities and providing them with experience, assessment and means for performing Europeanwide dissemination of the advanced information technologies developed in the activities, aiming at

  • The UniGridS project will develop a Grid Service infrastructure compliant with the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA). It is based on the UNICORE Grid software initially developed in the German UNICORE and UNICORE Plus projects and extended in the EU funded EUROGRID and GRIP projects. These demonstrated the development of an effective Grid, the use of applications in a Grid environment and the interoperability between the Globus Toolkit 2 and UNICORE. The guiding principle of the project

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Information systems for Universities and research

  • The project aVataR@School aims to establish virtual role plays in which pupils ,teachers and others try out strategies for conflict resolution by means of the peer mediation approach . 

  • The ‘Anti-Bullying-Village' (ABV) is a virtual place created by young people for young people in the virtual 3D environment of OpenSim. At the ABV you can interact with others through avatars, virtual representations of people. In cooperation with schools from Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway, Poland and Israel  and young people from across Europe the ABV offers various events on school bullying, violence, racism and xenophobia, such as workshops, film displays, a young people’s conference or exhibitions.

  • The pilot ,three years, project fostered by the Marino Golinelli Foundation onlus (FMG) through a Program Arrangement with the Ministry of Education,University and Research (MIUR) -law 6/2000 - is planned for the implementation of the "Experimentation of a didactic model and of the prototype of a mixed system (e -learning + laboratory) for the training of teachers and students about life' s Sciences"

  • OpenAgri is a project led by Milan Municipality in the context of the European Urban Innovative Actions programme. It aims at creating an "Open Innovation Hub on Peri-Urban Agriculture" in Cascina Nosedo, an ancient farmhouse located in Porto di Mare, an area defined as “urban fringe”. “Cascina Nosedo” will be re-structured and will serve as a living lab for social inclusion, jobs and skills creation, open innovation along the food supply chain while increasing the level of resilience and sustainability of the City. Cineca will contribute designing Open Badges and Open Badge Pathways for the "New Skills for New Jobs in PeriUrban Agriculture" growing in the hub.

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  • The Project Antenati is coordinated by the General Direction for the Archives of MIBAC (Ministry for the Goods and the Cultural Activities) and is managed by Cineca on the occasion of the project Digital Library. It allows to conduct  registry or genealogical researches in the Net, allowing the access  to millions  images reproducing the content of the  Registries also of civil State and to search for the names of the persons present in the  records coming from the huge documentary holding existing in the Italian State Archives