SIMUNE has received funds to develop the project: SIESTA-PRO – Spanish Initiative for Electronic Simulations with Thousands of Atoms: Open Source code with professional support and warranty. The project (RTC-2016-5681-7) has been funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and has been co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds with the objective to promote the technological development, innovation and quality research.

SIESTA-PRO is an ambitious project that stems as a joint effort between SIMUNE and research groups from the University of Cantabria (UC), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and CIC nanoGUNE.

SIESTA-PRO is being built on top of the SIESTA code. The goal of the project is to add at the core of SIESTA a set of tools to improve its capability and usability. Our aim is to make SIESTA the code of choice for industries in material design simulations.

SIESTA-PRO has 4 main pilars:

  • Software structural quality
  • Software capabilities
  • Software usability
  • Software platform

The solutions implemented within the SIESTA-PRO project will be reported here.