May 6, 2020 — BSC researchers participate, along with other researchers from 25 countries, in the COVID-19 Disease Map. This repository brings together and organizes the knowledge generated so far on the molecular map of viruses and the mechanisms of interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the host, guided by contributions from experts in the domain and based on published work.
These maps are essential to be able to simulate virus behavior at the molecular level in computers and thus contribute to the search for vaccines and treatments.
The participation of the BSC is part of the effort being made by the center to investigate the virus through genomic analysis, simulations of interactions between the virus and possible drugs or vaccines, and the computing power of MareNostrum supercomputer. The BSC researchers who have collaborated in this project are Arnau Montagud, Miguel Ponce de Leon and Alfonso Valencia.
This repository has been released today through the journal Nature website and is an open collaboration between clinical researchers, life scientists, computational biologists, and data scientists.
Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the national supercomputing centre in Spain. The center is specialised in high performance computing (HPC) and manage MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located in the Torre Girona chapel. BSC is involved in a number of projects to design and develop energy efficient and high performance chips, based on open architectures like RISC-V, for use within future exascale supercomputers and other high performance domains. The centre leads the pillar of the European Processor Project (EPI), creating a high performance accelerator based on RISC-V. More information: www.bsc.es
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center