Transparency

The consortium

The BSC-CNS was established in 2005 and is a public consortium formed by the Spanish government, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya· BarcelonaTech (UPC).

Breakdown of participation of each part of the consortium:

  • Spanish government60%
  • Generalitat de Catalunya30%
  • Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya10%

Statutes (pdf) Annual reports

Statutes

The document with the statutes is a compilation of the statutes in force, although there is no consolidated text of the same, so, for legal purposes, the statutes of the centre are included in the following publications in the BOE:

  1. Resolution of March 15, 2015, of the General Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation, which publishes the Collaboration Agreement with the Government of Catalonia and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, for the creation, construction, equipment and operation of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación. Published in the BOE https://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2015-3687
  2. Resolution of November 26, 2015, of the General Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation, publishing the Addendum to the Collaboration Agreement with the Government of Catalonia and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, for the creation, construction, equipment and operation of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación. Published in the BOE https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2015-13309
  3. Resolution of April 4, 2018, of the General Secretariat for Science and Innovation, publishing the second Addendum to the Collaboration Agreement with the Government of Catalonia and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, for the creation, construction, equipment and operation of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación. Published in the BOE https://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2018-5037
  4. Resolution of December 18, 2019, of the General Secretariat for the Coordination of Scientific Policy, publishing the third Addendum to the Agreement with the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, for the creation, construction, equipment and operation of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación. Published in the BOE https://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2020-1437

Mission and objectives

The BSC-CNS' mission is to research, develop, manage and transfer technology and knowledge from the field of HPC with the aim of facilitating progress in different scientific areas, with particular focus on Computer Science, Life and Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

The overall objectives of the centre are:

  • Scientific and Technical Excellence.
    • Be a centre of excellence at an international level
    • Encourage collaboration between multidisciplinary groups
    • Attract and retain national and international talent
    • Lead in the innovative application of computing in unconventional fields
  • Support for e-Science in Spain.
    • Provide competitive HPC resources at a European level
    • Be a centre of reference in Spain that provides support for accessing supercomputing infrastructures
    • Participate actively on the supercomputing platform at an international level
  • Wealth creation
    • Technology transfer
    • Promote the development of the knowledge society
    • Efficient management of resources
  • Organisation

Economic and financial management

By exercising its powers conferred by Article 168 of the General Budget Act and through the Regional Intervention of Catalonia, the State Administration General Comptroller is the agent responsible for auditing the consortium’s annual accounts. The annual accounts and financial reports audited in previous years by the IGAE, together with the corresponding detailed reports issued, can be accessed below.

Audited financial statements Audit reports IGAE Annual budgets

Contracting access

Find information on open tenders and contracts in progress linked with the consortium's activity:

Public Tenders Electronic invoicing procedure

Red Española de Supercomputación- Spanish Supercomputing Network

The Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES), created in March 2007 by the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science, is a Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) distributed throughout the Spanish geography, composed of 14 nodes interconnected by networks of high speed. Its mission is to offer the resources and services of supercomputing and data management necessary for the development of innovative and high-quality scientific and technological projects, through competitive calls based on the scientific excellence of the projects to be developed.

Resolution of September 15, 2021, of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center Consortium, publishing the Agreement for the coordination, sharing, open access of supercomputing resources and data management at the service of R&D&i in Spain HERE.