CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) was formed in 1951 for the development and leadership of R&D projects in the fields of Energy, Environment and Technology, placing the institution at the forefront of science and technology.

As a technological research centre, CIEMAT fosters links between academia and industry. Its main activities include: to promote the introduction and improve the competitiveness of renewable energies on the energy market; to improve the efficiency and environmental quality of fossil fuels; to optimise waste management and safety of nuclear fission energy; to demonstrate the role of nuclear fusion as a future energy alternative; to assess the environmental impact of energy; to promote the development of environmentally friendly technologies that respect the environment; to transfer horizontal technologies to industry; to improve scientific returns derived from CIEMAT activities; to strengthen industrial participation in international projects with high technological content; and, to foster technology transfer, training and scientific outreach. CIEMAT holds the Spanish representation at several international forums and associations and participates in many more. The following examples can be mentioned: Fusion for Energy, Energy Consultative Committee, ITER Scientific-Technical Advisory Committee, Advisory Group on Energy, EERA Executive Committee, International Energy Agency, ALINNE, H2020 National Contact Points, Spanish Medication Agency, etc.

Related to HPC, it counts on supercomputing facilities since the fifties of the last century, being pioneer in Spain. It currently counts on 3 HPC centres; 2 out of them are allocated in Madrid and the other one is in Trujiilo at CETA-CIEMAT premises. Asa result, CIEMAT is one of the major HPC users in Spain. It counts on 5 S&T Departments (Energy, Environment, Technology, Spanish Fusion Laboratory, and Basic Research) formed by several Divisions each. Among its HPC users, groups belonging to fusion, nuclear innovation, wind energy, solar concentration power, combustion, materials, air pollutants, etc. can be mentioned. Several R&D groups on Computer Science as active as well. All of them work in the forefront of their scientific areas in Europe. In addition, CIEMAT counts on 60 scientific-technical facilities, more than 160 labs for testing simulations and real experiments, and around 1,350 people. As aforementioned, it continuously collaborates with the industry as one of its main aims is to develop technologies that are lately used by the energy sector. Some examples could be Fujitsu, Nokia, Bell Laboratories, Telefónica, Iberdrola, EDF, Areva NP Gmbh, GRS Gmbh…


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