HPC Software Optimization

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15th December 2022. 10:30 am. UPC's Vèrtex Building Auditorium + Gardens & Virtual

We are looking forward to celebrating the BSC staff annual meeting this year.

As in the previous edition, the event will be online and shorter.

The event will begin on December 15th at 10:30 am. We will send you a link nearer the time so you can connect.

Even more than normal, we hope that as many BSC staff as possible will be able to attend and participate.

You can participate by telling us:

What you would like to know about?

Let us know which subjects you find interesting to be incorporated into the BSC directors’ presentations.
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What would you like to listen to?

What you would like to share?

We would like to know more about your work, so we have booked one hour of the Annual Meeting to listen to 6 BSC employees that will explain what they do. We encourage you to be one of them.

What I would like to explain

Coming soon

 BSC Talks

We have booked time for 6 employees to explain in 6 minutes what you do at BSC.

The event will be VIRTUAL but the BSC Talks will be presented from the studio where the event is taking place.

We would like you to make short, attractive presentations (6 minutes) so all the BSC staff know what you do.

You could be one of those to go up the stage, and we will help you to prepare it.

What will you need to do?

  1. Let us know about what you would like to explain.
    • Send us a short video (landscape) of 45 seconds’ maximum explaining what you would like to present at annualmeeting2021@bsc.es
    • State your name, department, research group and a provisional title for your talk.
    • Deadline: November 29th.
  2. All the BSC staff will vote for the 6 most interesting proposals.
    • All videos will be available at the web page and the voting process will be open. Each employee will be able to vote up to 3 proposals.
  3. If your proposal is one of the chosen ones:
    • A training session will be organized for the 6 most voted.
  4. Prepare a 6 minutes’ presentation.
  5. The best presentation of December 15th will be awarded!

Directors’ presentation of 2022

We would like to know what subjects you are interested in so as to incorporate them in the directors’ presentation of the center. Fill in this form with your questions.

HPC software optimisation aims to  develop more efficient HPC code considering: the algorithm, the data and the underlying computer architecture. All of these aspects continuously evolve which makes code optimisation mandatory in order to make the most of modern supercomputers.


The research area of HPC software optimisation focuses on providing the knowledge and expertise necessary for optimising the software developed in the CASE department. By optimise, we mean developing the most efficient code for a given architecture without losing effectiveness. Our research interests target optimisations specific for scientific code running on computer architectures broadly used in the HPC field.


  • Understand how the most used architectures in HPC work to be able to develop the most efficient code for these architectures.
  • Understand the basic building blocks (e.g. stencils) of the scientific code developed in the department and understand the known optimisation techniques for each of them.
  • Tackle upcoming and new architectures in HPC and develop new optimisation techniques for scientific code on these architectures.
  • Apply all this knowledge and expertise to the applications developed in the CASE department
    • ALBERT FARRES's picture
    • Contact
    • Senior Research Engineer
    • Tel: +34 934137018
    • albert [dot] farres [at] bsc [dot] es