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High Performance Computing in Chemical Product Engineering: understanding silica aerogel and carbon nanotube composites (CNT)

The main challenge in producing silica-CNT composites lies in finding the optimal way to bind the silica aerogel particles to the CNTs, such as to maximize the material’s resistance and potentially enhance other properties. This is a type of problem that can be found in the realm of chemical product engineering that calls for the use of advanced molecular modeling and simulation tools, supported by high performance computing.

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Computing can be the answer to innovate Portugal’s footwear industry

The footwear industry is still very dependent on trial-and-error approaches – especially in designing shoe soles – that take too much time and resources. Now, the industry is starting to use computing to optimize and innovate the process and products.

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Portuguese researchers discovered promising molecules to develop optimized drugs against COVID-19

200 thousand molecules were tested using advanced computing. Researchers found two with good capacity to inhibit the virus and covered them with patents. So far, everything indicates that they are effective in combating new variants.

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Computational and experimental science go together to literally reveal snapshots of the formation and growth of 2D polymers with unprecedent resolution as recently reported in the journal Nature.

Manuel Melle Franco, CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials (University of Aveiro) We can no longer imagine life without polymers. Products made of polymers are all around us, ranging from clothing made from synthetic fibres to plastic lenses in glasses. Polymers are formed when small molecules called monomers are linked together to form long chains. […]

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Developing Low and Zero Carbon Solutions using NetMIX technologies

Paula Rodrigues – INESCTEC Project name: Developing Low and Zero Carbon Solutions using NetMIX technologies Project description: The CoLAB Net4CO2 is focused on the development of different solutions for low and zero-carbon energy systems, helping different industries to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and meet the targets defined in the Paris agreement. Three main strategic […]

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SARS-CoV-2 membrane protein: from genomic data to structural new insights

@MoreiraLAB www.moreiralab.com Our project, VIRUSHOSTAI – DSAIPA/DS/0118/2020, is a good example of the advantage of using High Performance Computing as it involves dynamic simulations of proteins as well the most recent algorithms of deep-learning. We are following a network-based approach to predict new links between virus and their hosts, essential towards the establishment of a […]

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Computational modelling of the atmospheric flow over Serra do Perdigão (Vila Velha de Ródão)

Financing program: Advanced Computing Projects via Advanced Computing Portuguese Network (Projetos de Computação Avançada disponibilizados através dos recursos computacionais da RNCA — Rede Nacional de Computação Avançada (In Portuguese) Project N.: CPCA/A2/6046/2020, Keywords Mountain flows; Wind energy; Stratified flows; Forest flows; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Brief description Serra do Perdigão, in Vila Velha de Ródão municipality (Portugal), is comprised […]

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Extrusion Blow Molding Simulator

Topics: Polymer Processing, Computational Rheology, Industrial Process Simulation In our daily life polymeric based soft materials play an indispensable role, being present in a wide variety of products such as clothes, toothbrushes, car components, plastic hangers, toys, paint, etc. Due to their complex structure, their behavior induces complex, sometimes counter intuitive, phenomena, which are difficult […]

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Assessing the power of Tasks with data dependencies in OMPSS to optimize particle-in-cell simulation

Despite the strong promises of the task-based paradigm, as adopted in parallel programming models such as OpenMP and OmpSs, its effective advantages are far from being well understood when applied to the non-trivial programs that comprise real-world HPC applications. In the context of the EPEEC project, a recent collaboration between INESC-ID and BSC (Barcelona Supercomputer […]

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INESC-ID and Intel© have a partnership to collaborate in high-performance computation

The partnership was signed after the development of the CARM technology. INESC-ID from Instituto Superior Técnico collaborates with Intel© since researchers Aleksandar Ilic, Leonel Sousa, and Frederico Pratas developed the fundamental Cache-Aware Roofline (CARM) models, which allow taking advantage of several processor features. For example, it helps to visualize the processing limit, thus helping optimize […]