The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is the national supercomputing centre in Spain that has a dual role, being both a research infrastructure and a research centre. The mission of the BSC is to research, implement, manage and transfer technology and knowledge in the area of HPC with the aim of facilitating progress in a variety of scientific fields, and with a special emphasis on Computer, Life, Earth and Engineering Sciences. Most of BSC’s research lines are developed within the framework of European Union research funding programmes, and the centre also does basic and applied research in collaboration with leading companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia, Repsol and Iberdrola (read more on the BSC website). BSC was selected in June 2019 by EuroHPC as one of the three institutions to host a pre-exascale supercomputer in the high-capacity supercomputer network that will operate in the EU by 2021.
Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Salvador Capella-Gutierrez, PhD, leads the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) Coordination Node hosted at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). His current focus is on the development of long-term infrastructures to facilitate the scientific benchmarking and technical monitoring of bioinformatics tools, web services and workflows in the context of ELIXIR, a pan-European distributed organization across 231countries and more than 230 institutions. Indeed, Salvador coleads the ELIXIR Tools platform (elixir-europe.org/platforms/tools), which aims to facilitate the development of sustainable open source software across the European Life Sciences landscape. In DECIDER, they are responsible for setting-up the infrastructure and managing the proper execution of a DREAM-like challenge using the OpenEBench benchmarking infrastructure (openebench.bsc.es) to be organized within the project. www.bsc.es/capella-gutierrez-salvador