July 1, 2020 — In order to facilitate access to the MareNostrum supercomputer and publicize the research being carried out, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has enabled the virtual tour of the facility.
This experience will allow access to all the corners of the space where MareNostrum is located: from the main entrance, the museum with the machines from the beginning and parts of old supercomputers, the upper floor with the walkway that crosses over the supercomputer, the choir and even you will be able to access the inside of the glass urn where MareNostrum is located, walk through its corridors and have a 360º view of the facilities that are underground and that are essential for MareNostrum to work.
In addition to being able to freely explore this space, the visit allows access to audiovisual content, since during the tour there are information points where the characteristics of the supercomputer and the research carried out at BSC are explained with text, images or videos.
In this way, the centre goes one step further to bring research closer to society and adds the virtual visit to the face-to-face visits that BSC has offered for years.
After a period of lockdown, the centre has also reopened face-to-face visits to MareNostrum, following a prevention protocol by COVID-19.
At the beginning of the school year, visits for primary classrooms will also be reactivated.
- Link to virtual tour: www.bsc.es/virtual-tour
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