List of participants

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Research Center, Spain

Business activity: National Research Establishment
Role in the project: Scientific, Technical and Administrative Project Coordinator, WP4 and WP6 Leader

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) was established in 2005 and serves as the Spanish national supercomputing facility. Currently it has over 450 staff from 45 countries engaged in multidisciplinary scientific collaboration and innovation. BSC has collaborated with industry such as ARM, Bull and AIRBUS as well as numerous SMEs, and has established joint research centers with IBM, Microsoft, Intel, NVIDIA and Repsol. 

BSC is a hosting member of the PRACE distributed supercomputing infrastructure and an active participant in HiPEAC (European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation), the ETP4HPC (the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing) and other international forums such as BDEC (Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing). The center develops technologies for Exascale and has also established joint research centers on Exascale with Intel and IBM. BSC hosts the MareNostrum 4 cluster with a peak performance capacity of 13,7 Petaflop/s.

The mission of the Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE) Department within BSC is to develop computational tools for simulating complex coupled problems and capable of running with high efficiency in massively parallel supercomputers. The research lines include Physical and Numerical Modelling, Mesh Generation, Numerical Solution Algorithms, High Performance Computing in Computational Mechanics (HPCM), Parallelization in Distributed and Shared memory machines, Numerical Kernels and Optimization, Algebraic Solvers, Visualization and Post-processing, Software engineering for HPCM, and more recently, Social Networks. It has also a history of applying HPC know-how in electronic structure codes, including the Density Functional Theory (and beyond) codes.

Universidad Politécnica De Madrid

University, Spain

Business activity: University
Role in the project: WP3 Leader

The Center for Computational Simulation of the School of Aerospace ( contributes to NextSim. UPM has recently joined the team of CODA developers thanks to large experience in working with AIRBUS, DLR and ONERA in the development of industrial solvers.  Current investigations are concerned with the development of accurate as well as efficient numerical procedures for the solution of Navier-Stokes equations, in particular, High order discontinuous Galerkin schemes, implicit methods, h/p adaptation and under resolved turbulence problems. The UPM also hosts the Madrid Supercomputing and Visualization Center (CeSViMa – Centro de Supercomputación y Visualización de Madrid) that hosts Magerit3, one of the largest computers in Spain which features 182,78 TFLOPS Rpeak and an immersive visualization cave: a cube of 2.4 m per side in which five of its faces are high resolution screens for analysis purposes. Magerit3 belongs to all major Spanish HPC related networks: Spanish Supercomputing Network, National e-science network, RedLab, etc.

Centre Internacional De Mètodes Numèrics En Enginyeria / UPC

Research Center, Spain

Business activity: National Research Establishment
Role in the project: WP5 leader (taking the responsibility of organizing dissemination events, and coordinating the dissemination activities of the consortium). Coordination with WP1, and T1.3 related to the generation of the Best Practice Guides is relevant to the T5.1 and deliverable T5.2 leading to the publication of a BPG book. 

CIMNE, the practical outcomes of CIMNE’s RTD work are typically software codes for solution of a variety of problems in engineering, including civil, aerospace, mechanical, naval, marine, and telecommunication engineering. Examples of problems where the computational methods developed at CIMNE are applied include: Structures with standard and composite materials; Analysis of dams; Structural analysis of vehicles; Study of the load carrying capacity and vulnerability of structures to natural hazards ; Geotechnical engineering problems and ground water flow; mold filling and solidification in casting; Thermal-mechanical coupled problems in engineering; Numerical simulation of sheet metal forming processes; Fluid-structure interaction; Design and shape optimization in aeronautics; Aerodynamics of vehicles; Blast, crashworthiness and impact problems on structures; Ship hydrodynamics; Computational electromagnetics; Flow of granular materials; Food manufacturing processes; Mesh generation; Geometry and data interfacing; Graphic visualization; Decision Support Systems. These codes are exploited and marketed by companies in Spain and worldwide.

Office National D’etudes Et De Recherches Aerospatiales

Research Center, France

Business activity: National Research Establishment
Role in the project: WP2 Leader

ONERA is the National Research Institute for aerospace in France, developing and guiding research activities in the aerospace field. ONERA is disseminating, in collaboration with the authorities or organizations responsible for scientific and technical research, the results of said research at national and international levels; promoting their use by the aerospace industry and, where appropriate, facilitating their application outside the aerospace field. The Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity, Acoustics Deparment department (DAAA) is one of the main suppliers of CFD codes for aeronautical industry in France. In particular the elsA software for complex external and internal flow simulations and multidisciplinary applications is largely used both by research teams as a basis for studying new CFD methods and by major French and European aerospace manufacturers as a daily tool for design. ONERA, with Airbus and DLR, is member of the core team developing the new generation CFD software CODA.

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

Research Center, Germany

Business activity: National Research Establishment
Role in the project: WP1 Leader

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. We conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. The German Space Agency at DLR plans and implements the national space programme on behalf of the federal government. Two DLR project management agencies oversee funding programmes and support knowledge transfer.

Homepage – DLR Portal

Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique

Large Company, France

Business activity: Research Org.
Role in the project: WP2 and WP3 Partner

CERFACS is a private research organization that aims to develop advanced methods for the numerical simulation and the algorithmic solution of large scientific and technological problems of interest for research as well as industry, and that requires access to the most powerful computers presently available. CERFACS is involved in the domain of HPC for many years. For the current project, CERFACS will tackle developments of future industrial CFD code based on a high order discontinuous spectral approach on Many Integrated Core architecture. Such a code is dedicated to massively parallel computations.


Large company, France

Business activity: Aerospace company
Role in the project: WP1 main actor

AIRBUS has a wide and long experience in developing CFD technologies and implementing them using its in-house HPC capabilities in particular to support the aerodynamics design and characterization of its aircraft products. The DLR TAU code and the ONERA elsA solver are part of the portfolio of simulation tools currently operated in production. CODA will replace them in the coming years.