RES Users Committee

Purpose

The CURES (Comité de Usuarios de la Red Española de Supercomputación) was stablished on the 9th of February 2010. The purpose of CURES is to provide advice and feedback to the RES management and technicians about the current state and future delivery of RES resources and services. CURES aims to promote the effective use of the high performance computing facilities at RES by sharing information about experiences in using the facility, suggesting new research and technology directions in scientific computing, and voicing user concerns. To this end CURES will maintain communications through appropriate means, such as regular meetings, shared databases, and webpages.

Membership

The CURES members are eight scientists, two per RES area, chosen by the Coordinators of the Allocation Committee. All of them are PIs (Principal Investigators) of projects that have been developed accessing the RES resources.

Chair and Vice‐Chair are elected by the members of the CURES among its members for a two year period and half of the members are renewed every year. Each member can stay a maximum of two years. Chair and Vice‐Chair are also renewed every two years but not simultaneously. At the end of a Chairs’ mandate, in order to facilitate continuity of CURES activities, the Vice‐Chair will take the Chair and a new Vice‐Chair will be elected.

The Current CURES chair is Carme Rovira and the Vice-chair will be soon elected.

Current CURES team

  • Representatives of the area of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering
    Javier Junquera  (Dpt. de Ciencias de la Tierra y Física de la Materia Condensada,  Universidad de Cantabria) - Chair of the CURES
    José Román (Dpt. Sistemes Informàtics i Computació, Universitat Politècnica de València)
  • Representatives of the area of Chemistry and Material Sciences
    Marcel Swart (Institut de Química Computacional i Catálisi, Universitat de Girona)
    María Verónica Ganduglia-Pirovano (Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica ICP-CSIC)
  • Representatives of the area of Biomedicine and Life Sciences
    Antoni Planas (Dpt. de Bioenginyeria, Universitat Ramon Llull)
    Gianni de Fabritiis (Computational Biophysics Laboratory,  Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Representatives of the area of Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
    Miguel Angel Aloy (Grupo de Astrofísica Relativista, Universitat de València)
    Daniel Stich (Instituto Andaluz de Geofísica, Universidad de Granada)

Previous CURES team members

  • Representatives of the area of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering
    Javier Jiménez Sendín (Computational Mechanics of fluids Dpt., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
    Fernando Martín García (Chemistry Dpt., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Representatives of the area of Chemistry and Material Sciences
    Núria López (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia)
    Rubén Pérez (Condensed Matter Physics Dpt., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Representatives of the area of Biomedicine and Life Sciences
    Francisco Javier Luque (Physical Chemistry Dpt., University of Barcelona)
    Carme Rovira (ICREA Reserach Proffessor at Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Representatives of the area of Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
    Jordi Torra (Astronomy and Meteorology Dpt., Univeristy of Barcelona)

For further information pelase visit the section CURES available at the RES Intranet since October 2011. This section includes a messaging iterface that allows to contact the CURES members and ask them any doubts. Also includes useful documentation.