inac-logoThe INAC/L_Sim laboratory is very active in the development and use of ab initio and tight-binding codes for the modelling of the electronic, optical and transport properties of nanostructures. Y. M. Niquet is, in particular, coordinating the development of a tight-binding and k.p code for large scale nanostructures (> 1 000 000 atoms), TB_Sim, which will be used in this project. This code has received in 2012 the third prize in the Bull-Fourier contest (high performance computing) for its achievements on parallel and graphics cards (GPUs) machines.