Supercomputers & Facilities

BSC-CNS hosts MareNostrum, the most powerful supercomputer in Spain. Since the last upgrade (2013), MareNostrum has had a peak performance of 1,1 Petaflops, with 48,896 Intel Sandy Bridge processors in 3,056 nodes, including 84 Xeon Phi 5110P in 42 nodes, with more than 115 TB of main memory and 2 PB of GPFS disk storage. In June 2013, MareNostrum held 29th place in the TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers in the world.

MareNostrum is managed by the Operations team, which takes care of its availability, security and performance. An important task of this team is to support scientists in the usage of MareNostrum, as well as to help them to improve their applications to get better research results.

Marenostrum is also part of the PRACE Resarch Infrastructure as one of the 6 Tier-0 Systems currently available for European scientists. Access to MareNostrum is possible through either Spanish Supercomputing Network RES: Application Form; or European programme PRACE: Application Guide.

These resources and expertise are not just available remotely. Both Spanish and European scientists can visit BSC-CNS through the available mobility programmes in order to work with our experts in supercomputing and learn more about how to improve their work and research results.

BSC also has other HPC resources available. You can find more information about MareNostrum and the other HPC supercomputers available at BSC via the following links:

You can also visit the Support Knowledge Center to access the User's Guides and accurate technical documentation of the of the Supercomputing Facilities hosted at Barcelona Supercomputing Center.