The goal of the Materials Project is to accelerate materials discovery and education through advanced scientific computing and innovative design tools. Launched a decade ago, the Project has already significantly impacted the scientific community, computer science research, and education by providing unprecedented data and materials design tools as well as comprehensive capabilities for scientists to share their processes and results. High-throughput calculations, state-of-the-art electronic structure methods as well as novel datamining algorithms for electronic, magnetic, elastic, defect, and finite temperature property predictions are being combined with existing capabilities at the Materials Project for tens of thousands of materials to yield an unparalleled materials design environment. 

The vision is a future of fundamentally networked and data-intensive scientific discovery where computation and simulation are leveraged at a massive scale, where many of the mundane details of recording and saving work are handled by online services, where results can be immediately validated against high order methodologies and experimental results, and where the process of scientific discovery can leverage the accumulated knowledge of Nature with something akin to a Google search – “find the set of compounds {X} which has the series of optimized properties {Y} to improve application Z”.