create, develop and sustain a European infrastructure for computational science
The overall objective of E-CAM is to create, develop and sustain a European infrastructure for computational science applied to simulation and modelling of materials and of biological processes of industrial and societal interest. To achieve its objective, E-CAM uses the following three complementary instruments:
Development, testing and dissemination of modular software targeted at end-user needs. Software modules developed in the context of E-CAM are documented at https://e-cam.readthedocs.io;
Advanced training of current and future academic and industrial researchers in this area. The material developed in E-CAM can be accessed on line at training.e-cam2020.eu;
Multidisciplinary, coordinated, top level discussions to support industrial end users (both large multinationals and SMEs) in their use of simulation and modelling.
Our approach is focused on four scientific areas, critical for high-performance simulations relevant to key societal and industrial challenges, ranging from the design of safe and cost effective new materials and drugs to energy research. These areas are classical molecular dynamics, electronic structure calculations, quantum dynamics and meso- and multiscale modelling. E-CAM develops new scientific ideas and transfers them to algorithm development, optimisation, and parallelization in these four respective areas, and delivers the related training.
E-CAM is built around the scientific community of CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire), and is a partnership of 16 CECAM nodes, 3 PRACE Centres, 12 industrial partners and 1 Centre for Industrial Computing (the Hartree Centre). Our training and software development activities are spread across Europe at the different node locations.