Minho Advanced Computing Center

MACC is a national collaborative infrastructure to promote and support Open Science initiatives in supercomputing, data science and visualization. It is a sustainable computing and data infrastructure, aimed at national scientific and industrial communities, also articulating with international partners.

MACC was created in November 2017 through an agreement between FCT, the University of Minho and the University of Texas at Austin (USA), which manages one of the world's largest supercomputing centers in academia, the TACC - Texas Advanced Computing Center.

It is the main member of the RNCA - National Network for Advanced Computing - and operates a set of technological resources of the HPC - High Performance Computing - type for use by the research, technology, and innovation/industry communities.

Signing of the EuroHPC JU Grant Agreement

Available Resources


Installed in 2019
800 nodes with Intel Xeon "Sandy Bridge" technology @2.7 GHz
1.5 PB of disk storage
Infiniband FDR
1 PFlop maximum processing capacity


Installation planned for 2023
Specifications published on the EuroHPC website
One of the 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 power