Tag: Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Barcelona Supercomputing Center Develops New Bioinformatics Tool Against HIV

May 11, 2016 |

Viruses’ natural mutational agility has long been problematic for established therapies. Determining a therapeutic compound’s effectiveness against a mutated viral pathogen mostly entails empirical screening of the mutated virus with compounds to gauge effectiveness. This week researchers from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and IrsiCaixa, the Catalan AIDS Research Institute, reported developing a bioinformatics method to Read more…

Barcelona Supercomputer Simulation of Super-eruption Sheds Light on Human Migration

Feb 18, 2016 |

About 39,000 years ago a volcanic super‐eruption tossed a volume of ash and debris equivalent to eight Mt Everest’s into the air near Naples Italy. The resulting ash plumes and rain between southern Italy and Siberia were so intense that their effects slowed the advance of modern humans in Europe. It’s thought to have been Read more…

BSC, Intel Extend Exascale Research Effort

Feb 17, 2015 |

Intel’s efforts to advance exascale computing concepts received a boost with the extension of the company’s research collaboration with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) – one of four Intel exascale labs in Europe. Begun in 2011 and now extended to September 2017, the Intel-BSC work focuses on scalability issues with parallel applications. “[A major goal] Read more…

Co-designing for Big Data in Barcelona

Feb 12, 2015 |

The third annual Big Data and Extreme Computing conference gathered in Barcelona last month, bringing more than 100 experts from around the world together to report on ground-breaking research at the intersection of big compute and big data. As with last year, the event played host to a wide-range of relevant and timely presentations, including Read more…

New Method Speeds Tumor Analysis

Oct 27, 2014 |

A novel computational method developed by the computational genomics group at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) represents a big leap forward for cancer research as well as genome analysis. As detailed in the official announcement and the current issue of Nature Biotechnology, SMUFIN – short for Somatic Mutations Finder – pinpoints the genetic alterations responsible for Read more…

From Mobile Phones to Supercomputers

Apr 4, 2012 |

With the race to crack the exaflops barrier underway, one project is looking to use some of the least powerful processors in the industry.

NVIDIA Tegra Processors Blaze the Way for ARM in Supercomputing

Nov 23, 2011 |

As has become apparent to nearly everyone in the HPC community, life beyond petascale supercomputing will be power limited. Many efforts around the world are now underway to address this problem, both by commercial interests and researchers. One such effort that brings both into play is the Mont-Blanc research project at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, which is looking to exploit ARM processors, GPUs, and other off-the-shelf technologies to produce radically energy-efficient supercomputers.