BSC-CNS Newsletter September 2023

Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Newsletter
NEWSLETTER September 2023

BSC warns that the risk of hot and dry extremes will increase in the coming decades

A study led by BSC highlights that the risk of hot and dry extremes will significantly increase in the coming decades in many regions of the world. The results point toward the need for more urgent strategies for reducing the impacts of global warming and encourage particular attention from governments to implement suitable adaptation measures and put into practice strong mitigation policies to limit the increases of such extreme events.

Video: Heat waves in 2023

In 2023 we have an unprecedented summer: simultaneous heat waves in various parts of the northern hemisphere, marine heat waves and the hottest month in history. At the BSC's Earth Sciences department we are working, among other things, to make climate predictions and models that help us to combat climate change and adapt better to its consequences.

BSC leads a study on an early warning system for leptospirosis

In collaboration with Argentinian institutions, researchers at BSC have produced a two-stage forecasting approach that computes the probability of outbreaks ahead of their occurrence. The research aimed to evaluate the value of using hydrometeorological indicators to predict leptospirosis outbreaks in northeastern Argentina. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease with a high burden in Latin America, where flooding events linked to El Niño are associated with bacterial disease outbreaks.

Quantum Spain signs collaboration agreement with 14 institutions

14 new institutions have joined Quantum Spain, a project promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through SEDIA and coordinated by BSC. The institutions joining the consortium will contribute to the project by developing and testing new quantum algorithms and their applications. They will also play a key role in the dissemination of results and the generation of educational content.

BSC coordinates EuroHPC's Inno4scale programme for the development of new exascale algorithms

Inno4scale programme will fund the development of new algorithms for pre-exascale and exascale systems. Coordinated by BSC, this programme aims to identify the most innovative proposals and provide them with the necessary funding for their development. The aim is to support European research groups that promote innovative proposals in this field to maximise the exploitation of Europe's new supercomputers.

BSC researcher Rosa M. Badia, new member of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans

Rosa M. Badia has been appointed as a new member of the Science and Technology Section of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC). The IEC brings together people with professional and academic profiles from all fields of knowledge, highly qualified specialists. Badia says that "this appointment is a great honour for me and I am very excited to be able to contribute to this institution that covers so many fields of scientific research in all areas of Catalan culture".

Coming up
13 SEP 2023 17th RES Users Conference Location: Auditorium of the Vertex building, UPC (Barcelona)
19 SEP 2023 A New Era of Open-Source Hardware (SORS) by Christopher Batten, Cornell University Location: Sala d'Actes de la FiB and Zoom
17 OCT 2023 MNHACK23: 5th MareNostrum Hackathon Location: BSC
23 OCT 2023 BSC Training Course: Parallel Programming Workshop Location: C6-E101, UPC (Barcelona)
30 OCT 2023 BSC Training Course: Earth Sciences Simulation Environments Location: C6-E101, UPC (Barcelona)
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