USPEX@home is a research project that uses Internet-connected
computers to do research in the field of computational materials design.
You can participate by downloading and running a free program
on your computer.
USPEX@home is a collaborating project of the USPEX laboratory (based in Skoltech, MIPT) and IITP.
- USPEX is a method for the computational materials discovery developed by the Oganov laboratory since 2004. Currently it can be used for the screening of stable and low-energy metastable crystal structures, nanoparticles, surface reconstructions, molecular packings in organic crystals, and used to search for materials with desired physical (mechanical, electronic) properties.
- The core of USPEX is an evolutionary algorithm. For the proper work it requires generation and optimization The core of USPEX is an evolutionary algorithm. For the proper work it requires generation and optimization of the series of structures population. Such calculations are extremely resource consuming, that is why we have started this distributed computing project. You welcome to help us to solve curious scientific problems and to contribute to the development of new materials.
- More information about discoveries made by our method you may find on our website.
- The main developer of the BOINC project is Nickolay Khrapov.