The European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications
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EXCELLERAT facilitates the development of important codes for high-tech engineering, including maximizing their scalability to ever larger computing architectures and supporting the technology transfer that will enable their uptake in industry.

EXCELLERAT is the European Center of Excellence for Engineering Applications. HLRS has teamed up to support several key engineering industries in Europe in dealing with complex applications using HPC technologies. We conduct research, provide leadership, guidance on good practice, user support mechanisms as well as training and networking activities to our community. Our goal is to help Europe leverage scientific progress in HPC driven engineering and address current economic and societal challenges.

The setup of EXCELLERAT complements the current activities of each HPC center involved and enables the development of next-generation engineering applications. The aim of EXCELLERAT is to support the engineering community at a level that no single HPC provider can.

Our vision for the Centre is summarized in the following objectives:

  • Provide the HPC and engineering community with easy access to relevant services and knowledge
  • Provide the HPC and engineering community with access to niche expertise in applications development and offered hardware
  • Support the community with targeted training and networking activities
  • Integrate EXCELLERAT users in the evolution of the Center
  • Strengthen European competitiveness in the domain of HPC driven engineering through excellent research in the areas of developing, scaling and optimizing applications
  • Apply innovative engineering solutions enabled by HPC technologies to real world problems
  • Facilitate technology transfer from academia to industry in order to enable the latter deliver better, innovative solutions with reduced time to market.

To fulfill its mission, EXCELLERAT will base on six carefully chosen reference applications (Nek5000, Alya, AVBP, Fluidity, FEniCS, Flucs), which were analyzed on their potential to support the aim to achieve EXASCALE performance in HPC for Engineering. Thus, they are promising candidates to be executed on the Exascale Demonstrators, Pre-Exascale Systems and Exascale Machines.


06. December 2021 -
31. December 2026




EU Horizon 2020