The MareNostrum supercomputer can now also be visited virtually

01 July 2020
The virtual tour covers the entire facility and is accompanied by information points about the supercomputer and the research being carried out.

In order to facilitate access to the MareNostrum supercomputer and publicize the research being carried out, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has enabled the virtual tour of the facility.

This experience will allow access to all the corners of the space where MareNostrum is located: from the main entrance, the museum with the machines from the beginning and parts of old supercomputers, the upper floor with the walkway that crosses over the supercomputer, the choir and even you will be able to access the inside of the glass urn where MareNostrum is located, walk through its corridors and have a 360º view of the facilities that are underground and that are essential for MareNostrum to work.

In addition to being able to freely explore this space, the visit allows access to audiovisual content, since during the tour there are information points where the characteristics of the supercomputer and the research carried out at BSC are explained with text, images or videos.

In this way, the centre goes one step further to bring research closer to society and adds the virtual visit to the face-to-face visits that BSC has offered for years.

After a period of lockdown, the centre has also reopened face-to-face visits to MareNostrum, following a prevention protocol by COVID-19.

At the beginning of the school year, visits for primary classrooms will also be reactivated.