Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Local nameBarcelona Supercomputing Center
LocationBarcelona, Spain

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación is a public research center located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It hosts MareNostrum, a 13.7 Petaflops, Intel Xeon Platinum-based supercomputer, which also includes clusters of emerging technologies. In June 2017, it ranked 13th in the world.The Center is located in a former chapel named Torre Girona, at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and was established on April 1, 2005. It is managed by a consortium composed of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the Government of Catalonia and the UPC. Professor Mateo Valero is its main administrator. The MareNostrum supercomputer is contained inside an enormous glass box in a former chapel.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center has an initial operational budget of €5.5 million/year to cover the period 2005–2011.

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Phone +34934137716

Coordinates 41°23'22.052" N 2°6'57.249" E

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