The Barcelona Supercomputing Center

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center is a research center in Barcelona, Spain that works to promote scientific and technological progress. It develops and distributing computing resources and services to Spain and wider Europe as well as research in:

  • Human biology (particularly genetics and protein research)
  • Astrophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Geology
  • Pharmaceuticals

The center also works to strengthen the relationship between research, development, and industry with a portoflio of over 150 research projects. And it does all this with MareNostrum, a 13.7 Petaflops, Intel Xeon Platinum-based supercomputer. It remains the most powerful supercomputer in Spain and takes up 180m² in space.

Outside of tech, The Barcelona Supercomputing Center also made an appearance in Dan Brown’s 2017 novel Origin, where it was home to the fictional E-Wave device (not to be mistaken with the E-Wave NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulator)

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