High performance computing

#MemberMonday: Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) has been with us early on. Being the national supercomputing centre in Spain, they specialise in high performance computing (HPC) and manage MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located in the Torre Girona chapel.

BSC-CNS and ‘Saint George on a Bike’ – A Local Time Machine prjoect

The BSC-CNS is active in several Eu-funded projects, one of them being Saint George on a Bike which is also registered as a Local Time Machine project on our platform – lead by the BSC-CNS and Europeana.

Promoting High performance computing

BSC-CNS is at the service of the international scientific community and of industry that requires HPC resources. Their multidisciplinary research team and computational facilities – including MareNostrum – make the BSC-CNS an international centre of excellence in e-Science.

Since its establishment in 2005, BSC-CNS has developed an active role in promoting HPC in Spain and Europe as an essential tool for international competitiveness in science and engineering. The centre manages the Red Española de Supercomputación (RES), and is a hosting member of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) initiative. They actively participate in the main European HPC initiatives, in close cooperation with other European supercomputing centres.

With a total staff of more than 760 research and development experts and professionals, BSC-CNS has been successful in attracting talent, and their research focuses on four fields: Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computer Applications in Science and Engineering. Their research lines are developed within the framework of European Union research funding programmes, Spanish and Catalan public research calls and collaborations with leading companies.

The BSC-Repsol Building

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has recently started its activity at its new corporate headquarters, the BSC-REPSOL Building, located in Plaza Eusebi Güell 1-3 in Barcelona. The new BSC building is connected, through a walkway, to what has so far been the center’s most emblematic building, the Torre Girona chapel, which currently houses the MareNostrum 4 supercomputer.