Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It coordinates Quantum Spain, the national quantum computing ecosystem and BSC will house the first quantum computer in southern Europe. Actually BSC houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe.
It is specialized in High Performance Computing and its mission is two-fold:
- To provide infrastructure and supercomputing services to European scientists;
- To generate knowledge and technology to transfer it to business and society.
Created in 2005, BSC is a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, member of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and manages the Spanish Supercomputing Network.
Excellence and recognition awards
- In 2015: awarded with the “Human Resources Excellence in Research” seal by the European Commission.
- In 2011: awarded with the “Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence” seal by the Ministry of Research, Development and Innovation of Spain
Director of the center