Supercomputer co-funded by FCT and EuroHPC, installed on the Azurém campus at the University of Minho. It is a national collaborative infrastructure to promote and support Open Science initiatives in supercomputing, data science and visualization. It aims to be a sustainable computing and data infrastructure, aimed at national scientific and industrial communities, while also working with international partners.

This important computing infrastructure is part of the RNCA - National Network for Advanced Computing - and offers HPC resources - High Performance Computing with and without GPUs - for use by the research, technology and innovation/industry communities.

Until 2023, the MACC - Minho Advanced Computing Center operated the Bob supercomputer, a part of the former STAMPEDE 1 donated by the Texas Advanced Computing Center. The MACC was created in 2017 through an agreement between the FCT, the University of Minho and the University of Texas at Austin (USA), which runs one of the world's largest supercomputing centers in the academic sector, the TACC.

Resources available from 2024


Installation planned for 2023, Operational from 2024
Specifications published on the EuroHPC website
One of the first 5 Petascale supercomputers co-funded by EuroHPC
Fujitsu PRIMEHPC A64FX (ARM partition) and Atos Bull Sequana AMD EPYC (x86 partition)
33 nodes with NVidia Ampere GPUs
Storage with 430 TB High-speed NVMe partition and 10.6 PB high-speed based Parallel File System partition
10 PFlop maximum processing capacity

Resources available until 2023


Installed in 2019 and in operation until 2023
Part of the former STAMPEDE-1 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center - TACC
800 nodes with Intel Xeon "Sandy Bridge" technology @2.7 GHz
1.5 PB of disk storage
Infiniband FDR
1 PFlop maximum processing capacity
112 projects, 309 users, 33.9 million CPU core.hours