of the project OPALE are academic, industrial,
national and international. This includes long-term cooperation with the Department of Mathematical Information Technology of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), with the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (PR China), with international scientific cooperation bodies like ECCOMAS, and with over 20 European partners (among which EADS in France and Germany, Airbus in Spain, Alenia Aeronautica in Italy, DLR in Germany, VKI in Belgium, CIMNE in Spain, ONERA and CNES in France) and over 20 Chinese partners (among which AVIC1, ACTRI, NUAA, BUAA, NPU) in past FP6 and ongoing FP7 projects of the EC.
The OPALE project was a member of the OMD2 project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) in the "COSINUS" program (Conception & Simulation). This project started in July 2009 for three years.
The project OPALE is a member of the GRAIN2 project
and was previously member of the GRAIN, AEROCHINA and AEROCHINA2 projects of the EC.
GRAIN2 is a Cooperative ans Support Action, and was launched in October 2013 in Barcelona.
It is a project of the "Transport (including Aeronautics)" program of the FP7.
The focus is on simulation and optimization in aeronautics for greener transportation (drag reduction, combustion emissions reductions, smart materials).
Fifteen European partners and fourteen Chinese partners from industry, academia and public research institutions are involved, including INRIA, CIMNE (coordinator), DLR, EADS, AIRBUS, in Euope, CAE, AVIC1, NUAA, etc, in China.
The contributions of project OPALE to GRAIN2 are on High-Performance Computing and Collaborative Platforms.
The AEROCHINA2 project was a follow-up of the AEROCHINA project of the "Aeronautics and Space" program of the FP6 (2005-2007).
The project OPALE also participates actively in the building of an ECCOMAS network for the
development of advanced numerical methods in multiphysics applications
in the European IST and Transport and Aeronautics programs, aiming in particular for FP7.
European thematic networks
OPALE also particpates or participated in the European thematic
networks DECISION, FLOWNET, INGENET,
) et PROMUVAL (www.cimne.upc.es/PROMUVAL/
In this last project, the focus was on validation of multiphysics
OPALE was responsible for the software integration platform.
The partners were Dassault-Aviation and EADS-CCR (France), EADS-M (Munich), Airbus and CIMNE (Barcelone, Spain), CENAERO (Belgium), CIRA and ALENIA Aeronautica (Italy), SNECMA et ONERA (France), la National Technical University of Athens (Greece), l'Université de Manchester (UK) et le DLR (Germany).
The project OPALE also participates in the European actions (DG INFSO-F2): "Grids for complex problem solving".
OPALE was coordinator for a seminar on "Grid-based Virtual Organisations", London, May 2003, ( http://www.cordis.lu/ist/grids/european_workshop_on_grid.htm et http://www.cordis.lu/ist/grids/workshop_may_03.htm ).
See also "Grid-based systems for complex problem solving" organised by the DG Information Society, Brussels, January 29-30 and June 20 2003 ( http://www.cordis.lu/ist/events/grids_20-6-03.htm and http://www.cordis.lu/ist/grids/agenda_grid_info_day_june_03.htm ).
The project OPALE also participates actively in the Association Franco-Finlandaise pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique ( AFFRST ), with Pôle Scientifique Dassault-Aviation-Université de Paris 6, INRIA, CNRS, Center for Scientific Computing in Helsinki, Helsinki University of Technology, and the Université of Jyvaskyla.
T. Nguyen is member of the Advisory Board of AFFRST.