mountainCRESTA: Developing techniques and solutions which address the most difficult challenges that computing at the exascale can provide.

The supercomputing community worldwide has set itself the challenge of delivering an exaflop (or a million million million calculations per second) by the end of this decade. CRESTA is committed to ensuring Europe is at the forefront of solving this worldwide challenge.

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About the Project

CRESTA brings together four of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres, with one of the world’s major equipment vendors, two of Europe’s leading programming tools providers and six application and problem owners to explore how the Exascale challenge can be met.  

What is the Exascale?

This video explains what the exascale is.


 The Project

The project has two integrated strands: one focused on enabling a key set of co-design applications for exascale, the other focused on building and exploring appropriate systemware for exascale platforms.

The six co-design vehicles represent an exceptional group of applications used by European academia and industry to solve critical grand challenge issues, including: biomolecular systems, fusion energy, the virtual physiological human, numerical weather prediction and engineering.

Latest News

Featured Articles

  • Year 2 Deliverables Catherine

    The following documents are the deliverables from Year 2 of the CRESTA project. Many of these provide updates to the deliverables…

  • The European Approach to Exascale - ISC'14 BOF Lorna Smith

    CRESTA is one of six European funded exascale projects tackling the challenges of developing exascale software, applications and h…

  • CRESTA Deliverables Katie Urquhart

    Here you can find a list of, and links to, the publicly available deliverables which have been produced during the course of the C…

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