Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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MareNostrum supercomputer at Barcelona Supercomputing Center

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación is a public research center located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It hosts MareNostrum, a 1,017.04 TFLOPS Xeon E5649-based supercomputer that, in November 2015, ranked 93rd in the world.

The Center is located in a former chapel named Torre Girona, at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), and was established on April 1, 2005. It is managed by a consortium composed of the Spanish Ministry of Economy (60%), the Government of Catalonia (30%) and the UPC (10%). Professor Mateo Valero is its main administrator. The MareNostrum supercomputer is contained inside an enormous glass box in a former chapell.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center has an initial operational budget of 5.5 million/year (about US$7 million/yr) to cover the period 2005–2011.

The Center has contributed to the development of the IBM Cell microprocessor architecture.[1]


  • Director of Life Sciences: Modesto Orozco[2]


  1. ^ "Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC)". Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  2. ^ Suzanne Tracy (ed.), "First Description of Triple DNA Helix in Vacuum", Scientific Computing, Advantage Business Media, retrieved November 26, 2012 

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Coordinates: 41°23′22″N 2°6′58″E / 41.38944°N 2.11611°E / 41.38944; 2.11611