Discovering New Materials with the AiiDAlab Platform: A View into the Daily Routine of Coupling Experiments with HPC
DescriptionAtomistic simulations are a crucial tool in materials science for explaining experimental observations, predicting materials properties and identifying new materials for synthesis. However, the communication loop between computational experts and experimentalists can be lengthy, delaying progress. The nanotech@surfaces laboratory at Empa has solved this problem with the AiiDAlab  web platform, developed within the NCCR MARVEL, which provides experimentalists with direct access to computational workflows from their workstations. Computational researchers develop and validate the workflows, which are customized for the lab's specific use cases. By eliminating the need for computational experts to run the calculations, substantial productivity gains are achieved. The AiiDA  workflow manager powering the platform supports heterogenous compute hardware, including on-prem, off-site, and cloud-based HPC. This presentation will showcase examples  of the platform's use in the laboratory's daily routine.
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TimeWednesday, June 2812:00 - 12:30 CEST