BSC to Demonstrate the Power of Supercomputing at MWC Barcelona 2024

February 23, 2024

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2024 — The Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is set to make a significant impact at the 2024 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Known as one of the foremost global technology and connectivity events, MWC will take place at Fira Barcelona from February 26 to 29.

BSC will feature prominently with two major displays hosted by the Generalitat de Catalunya and Mobile World Capital Barcelona. During the event, the center will showcase 25 of its developed technologies, demonstrating the vital role of supercomputing in advancing science and engineering today.

Catalonia Stand of the Generalitat de Catalunya

At the Mobile World Congress, supercomputing will take center stage thanks to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Hosted by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the BSC’s exhibit is themed “Catalonia: Shaping the Future with Supercomputing.” This unique installation, likening supercomputing’s transformative power to a grain of sand, aims to highlight its critical role in addressing global challenges and fostering a more humane, sustainable future.

Visitors can embark on a journey through three innovative, screen-free displays in which sand and stones are the protagonists. These installations offer an immersive experience into the evolution of supercomputing and its pivotal impact in areas like earth and life sciences, technological sovereignty, and the digital inclusion of diverse languages.

Josep M. Martorell, the associate director of the BSC, commented: “With the installation we are presenting at the MWC, we seek to explain that supercomputing is one of the key scientific and technological vectors in Catalonia, and we wanted to do so in a striking, attractive way. The aim is to make people aware of the extraordinary capacity of supercomputers and for any visitor to leave with the idea that supercomputing is something important in Catalonia.”

The BSC will also feature a dedicated space at the Generalitat’s stand, where they will present 25 of their developed technologies. Each day of the congress is allocated to a different theme: the 26th focuses on the new generation of open-source processors using RISC-V technology (8 technologies), the 27th on health and personalized medicine (4 technologies), the 28th on AI and language technologies (7 technologies), and the 29th on climate, air quality, and sustainable city development (8 technologies).

Mobile World Capital Barcelona Stand

The center is also set to feature prominently at the Mobile World Capital Barcelona foundation’s area. Here, they will showcase a digital twin prototype. This cutting-edge project leverages supercomputing to create virtual human body models, aiding health research and promoting personalized medicine.

This exhibit, a collaboration between BSC, MWCapital, and BSC’s spin-off ELEM Biotech, will offer an interactive experience. Visitors will enter a simulated lab where their pulse is recorded to generate a 3D virtual heart beating in sync with their own. This model is a simplified version of a ‘digital twin’ of the heart, currently being developed and marketed by ELEM Biotech using Alya Red technology from BSC. This innovation aims to enhance heart disease detection and treatment.

“In this new era of data, thanks to supercomputing and the use of artificial intelligence, we will be able to advance as never before in personalized medicine to prevent and cure diseases in a much more effective and efficient way,” said Associate Director Martorell.

Semiconductor Talk by Mateo Valero

In another segment, BSC Director Mateo Valero will engage in a discussion titled “Barcelona Capital of Chip,” part of the Beat Barcelona Agora, a new and dynamic section of MWC. This talk aims to explore Barcelona’s contributions to technology through research centers, startups, and social applications.

BSC Spin-offs at 4YFN

Additionally, ten BSC spin-offs will be featured at “4 Years From Now” (4YFN), a section of MWC dedicated to tech startups. These spin-offs, covering diverse areas like digital twins, chemical product design, climate change risk management, drug development, and quantum computing, demonstrate BSC’s ability to transfer technology to the market and society.

So far, these efforts have resulted in 30 spin-offs, creating over 160 jobs and raising a combined capital of 23 million euros. The 4YFN will also host a networking session with about thirty investors and accelerator representatives.

Aina Challenge Project Competition

Finally, the BSC will introduce the first edition of the Aina Challenge project competition at MWC. This competition is part of an acceleration program focused on the use and development of AI tools in the Catalan language, highlighting the BSC’s commitment to technological innovation and linguistic inclusivity.


Source: BSC-CNS

Subscribe to HPCwire's Weekly Update!

Be the most informed person in the room! Stay ahead of the tech trends with industry updates delivered to you every week!

Intel’s Silicon Brain System a Blueprint for Future AI Computing Architectures

April 24, 2024

Intel is releasing a whole arsenal of AI chips and systems hoping something will stick in the market. Its latest entry is a neuromorphic system called Hala Point. The system includes Intel's research chip called Loihi 2, Read more…

Anders Dam Jensen on HPC Sovereignty, Sustainability, and JU Progress

April 23, 2024

The recent 2024 EuroHPC Summit meeting took place in Antwerp, with attendance substantially up since 2023 to 750 participants. HPCwire asked Intersect360 Research senior analyst Steve Conway, who closely tracks HPC, AI, Read more…

AI Saves the Planet this Earth Day

April 22, 2024

Earth Day was originally conceived as a day of reflection. Our planet’s life-sustaining properties are unlike any other celestial body that we’ve observed, and this day of contemplation is meant to provide all of us Read more…

Intel Announces Hala Point – World’s Largest Neuromorphic System for Sustainable AI

April 22, 2024

As we find ourselves on the brink of a technological revolution, the need for efficient and sustainable computing solutions has never been more critical.  A computer system that can mimic the way humans process and s Read more…

Empowering High-Performance Computing for Artificial Intelligence

April 19, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) presents some of the most challenging demands in information technology, especially concerning computing power and data movement. As a result of these challenges, high-performance computing Read more…

Kathy Yelick on Post-Exascale Challenges

April 18, 2024

With the exascale era underway, the HPC community is already turning its attention to zettascale computing, the next of the 1,000-fold performance leaps that have occurred about once a decade. With this in mind, the ISC Read more…

Intel’s Silicon Brain System a Blueprint for Future AI Computing Architectures

April 24, 2024

Intel is releasing a whole arsenal of AI chips and systems hoping something will stick in the market. Its latest entry is a neuromorphic system called Hala Poin Read more…

Anders Dam Jensen on HPC Sovereignty, Sustainability, and JU Progress

April 23, 2024

The recent 2024 EuroHPC Summit meeting took place in Antwerp, with attendance substantially up since 2023 to 750 participants. HPCwire asked Intersect360 Resear Read more…

AI Saves the Planet this Earth Day

April 22, 2024

Earth Day was originally conceived as a day of reflection. Our planet’s life-sustaining properties are unlike any other celestial body that we’ve observed, Read more…

Kathy Yelick on Post-Exascale Challenges

April 18, 2024

With the exascale era underway, the HPC community is already turning its attention to zettascale computing, the next of the 1,000-fold performance leaps that ha Read more…

Software Specialist Horizon Quantum to Build First-of-a-Kind Hardware Testbed

April 18, 2024

Horizon Quantum Computing, a Singapore-based quantum software start-up, announced today it would build its own testbed of quantum computers, starting with use o Read more…

MLCommons Launches New AI Safety Benchmark Initiative

April 16, 2024

MLCommons, organizer of the popular MLPerf benchmarking exercises (training and inference), is starting a new effort to benchmark AI Safety, one of the most pre Read more…

Exciting Updates From Stanford HAI’s Seventh Annual AI Index Report

April 15, 2024

As the AI revolution marches on, it is vital to continually reassess how this technology is reshaping our world. To that end, researchers at Stanford’s Instit Read more…

Intel’s Vision Advantage: Chips Are Available Off-the-Shelf

April 11, 2024

The chip market is facing a crisis: chip development is now concentrated in the hands of the few. A confluence of events this week reminded us how few chips Read more…

Nvidia H100: Are 550,000 GPUs Enough for This Year?

August 17, 2023

The GPU Squeeze continues to place a premium on Nvidia H100 GPUs. In a recent Financial Times article, Nvidia reports that it expects to ship 550,000 of its lat Read more…

Synopsys Eats Ansys: Does HPC Get Indigestion?

February 8, 2024

Recently, it was announced that Synopsys is buying HPC tool developer Ansys. Started in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1970 as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. (SASI) by John Swanson (and eventually renamed), Ansys serves the CAE (Computer Aided Engineering)/multiphysics engineering simulation market. Read more…

Intel’s Server and PC Chip Development Will Blur After 2025

January 15, 2024

Intel's dealing with much more than chip rivals breathing down its neck; it is simultaneously integrating a bevy of new technologies such as chiplets, artificia Read more…

Choosing the Right GPU for LLM Inference and Training

December 11, 2023

Accelerating the training and inference processes of deep learning models is crucial for unleashing their true potential and NVIDIA GPUs have emerged as a game- Read more…

Comparing NVIDIA A100 and NVIDIA L40S: Which GPU is Ideal for AI and Graphics-Intensive Workloads?

October 30, 2023

With long lead times for the NVIDIA H100 and A100 GPUs, many organizations are looking at the new NVIDIA L40S GPU, which it’s a new GPU optimized for AI and g Read more…

Baidu Exits Quantum, Closely Following Alibaba’s Earlier Move

January 5, 2024

Reuters reported this week that Baidu, China’s giant e-commerce and services provider, is exiting the quantum computing development arena. Reuters reported � Read more…

Shutterstock 1179408610

Google Addresses the Mysteries of Its Hypercomputer 

December 28, 2023

When Google launched its Hypercomputer earlier this month (December 2023), the first reaction was, "Say what?" It turns out that the Hypercomputer is Google's t Read more…

AMD MI3000A

How AMD May Get Across the CUDA Moat

October 5, 2023

When discussing GenAI, the term "GPU" almost always enters the conversation and the topic often moves toward performance and access. Interestingly, the word "GPU" is assumed to mean "Nvidia" products. (As an aside, the popular Nvidia hardware used in GenAI are not technically... Read more…

Leading Solution Providers

Contributors

Shutterstock 1606064203

Meta’s Zuckerberg Puts Its AI Future in the Hands of 600,000 GPUs

January 25, 2024

In under two minutes, Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, laid out the company's AI plans, which included a plan to build an artificial intelligence system with the eq Read more…

China Is All In on a RISC-V Future

January 8, 2024

The state of RISC-V in China was discussed in a recent report released by the Jamestown Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The report, entitled "E Read more…

Shutterstock 1285747942

AMD’s Horsepower-packed MI300X GPU Beats Nvidia’s Upcoming H200

December 7, 2023

AMD and Nvidia are locked in an AI performance battle – much like the gaming GPU performance clash the companies have waged for decades. AMD has claimed it Read more…

Nvidia’s New Blackwell GPU Can Train AI Models with Trillions of Parameters

March 18, 2024

Nvidia's latest and fastest GPU, codenamed Blackwell, is here and will underpin the company's AI plans this year. The chip offers performance improvements from Read more…

Eyes on the Quantum Prize – D-Wave Says its Time is Now

January 30, 2024

Early quantum computing pioneer D-Wave again asserted – that at least for D-Wave – the commercial quantum era has begun. Speaking at its first in-person Ana Read more…

GenAI Having Major Impact on Data Culture, Survey Says

February 21, 2024

While 2023 was the year of GenAI, the adoption rates for GenAI did not match expectations. Most organizations are continuing to invest in GenAI but are yet to Read more…

The GenAI Datacenter Squeeze Is Here

February 1, 2024

The immediate effect of the GenAI GPU Squeeze was to reduce availability, either direct purchase or cloud access, increase cost, and push demand through the roof. A secondary issue has been developing over the last several years. Even though your organization secured several racks... Read more…

Intel’s Xeon General Manager Talks about Server Chips 

January 2, 2024

Intel is talking data-center growth and is done digging graves for its dead enterprise products, including GPUs, storage, and networking products, which fell to Read more…

  • arrow
  • Click Here for More Headlines
  • arrow
HPCwire