Barcelona Supercomputing Center / Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion

The Spanish National Supercomputing Center. The mission of BSC is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC provides access to MareNostrum (~100 TF machine) to a large community of users.

BCS–CNS is not only a supercomputing services centre, but also a research center with 125+ researchers in all levels of supercomputer design (architecture, programming models, operating system, performance tools) and several application areas (engineering, life sciences and earth sciences). This multidisciplinary structure brings together a critical mass that enables a holistic view of supercomputer design. BSC holds a close relationships with the Spanish National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB), hosting its Computational Node and with the National Center for Genomic Analysis, the major sequencing facility in Spain. The INB, and its BSC node has implemented already an extense set of bioinformatics web-services using the Biomoby protocol together with the necessary interfaces. BSC has participated actively in the ELIXIR project and has experience in the integration of bioinformatics in HPC environment, and the generation of middleware for grid and cloud technologies, compatible with supercomputing environments.

Dr. Jose Luis Gelpí PhD. in Chemistry (1990, U. Barcelona) Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dept. of Biochemistry. Univ. de Barcelona. Director of the Computational Bioinformatics node of the Spanish National Institute of Bioinformatics, hosted by the Life Science Dept. at the BSC. Author of over 50 peer-review scientific papers in the field of computational biology. Main research interests: protein structure to function relationships, protein flexibility. Solutions for data integration in biology, including web-services, database management and integration in HPC environments.

Dr. Rosa M. Badia has a PhD on Computer Science (1994) from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Scientific Researcher from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and manager of the Grid Computing and Cluster research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). Main research interest are: performance prediction and modelling of MPI programs and programming models for complex platforms (from multicore to the Grid/Cloud).

Dr. David Torrents PhD Biology, ICREA Research Professor and group leader of Computational genomics at the BSC. Dr. Torrents actively participated and co-coordinated sections of the primary analysis of several eukaryotic genomes as part of the corresponding international sequencing consortia providing primary digestion and annotation of functional elements in sequenced genomes.

Dr. Modesto Orozco PhD in Science (1990, U.Autònoma Barcelona). Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dept. of Biochemistry. Univ. de Barcelona. Director Molecular Modeling and Bioinformatics Unit. Parc Cientific de Barcelona. Director of the Computacional Biology Program. BSC. Prof. Orozco is author of more than 300 peer-review scientific papers in the field of computational chemistry and biology.

Selected publications
The BioMoby Consortium. Interoperability with Moby 1.0-It’s better than sharing your toothbrush. Briefings in Bioinformatics. (2008), 9, 230-231.
T.Meyeret al. MoDEL (Molecular Dynamics Extended Library). A database of atomistic molecular dynamics simulations (2010). Structure. 18(11):1399-1409.
Tejedor, E. et al. Enabling HMMER for the Grid with COMP Superscalar. (2010) Proc. Comp. Sci. 1(1), 2629-2638
Ayguade E et al. Extending OpenMP to Survive the Heterogeneous Multi-Core Era. (2010). Intl. J. Parallel Prog. 38 (5-6), 440-459
Casas, M et al.. Automatic phase detection and structure extraction of MPI applications. Intl. J. High Perf. Comp. Apps. (2010). 24(3), 335-360

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