BSC-CNS Newsletter March 2021

Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Newsletter

BSC to collaborate in the prediction of the behaviour of some tumours thanks to AI

BSC participates in a new European project, INCISIVE, which aims at exploring the potential of novel AI tools for enhancing current imaging solutions for cancer cases. The BSC will contribute to the optimization of AI algorithm execution platforms to accelerate the processing of medical data from different centres carrying out cancer research and treatment (hospitals, clinics, research centres, etc.).

BSC working towards the adoption of applications to capture new insights on Personalised Healthcare powered by the use of AI

BSC participates in the AI-SPRINT project contributing its experience on the programming and parallelization of applications on distributed infrastructures. The work will be organized in two main contributions, the deployment of COMPSs on the edge devices considered by the use cases and the implementation of the AI applications to be executed across distributed heterogeneous infrastructures

BSC and IJC researcher participates in study to measure the importance of the genetic background in cancer immunotherapy

Eduard Porta participated in this research, whose main results highlight the patient’s genetic background and identify key variations in genes controlling individual response to immunotherapy, leading to a better individualisation of the treatments.

20% of NO2 air pollution in Barcelona is due to excess diesel emissions

Scientists from BSC have published a study that shows that 20% of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in Barcelona, coming mainly from vehicles that circulate in Barcelona, ​​are due to diesel cars and vans that largely exceed the European Union legal emission limit. The research used CALIOPE-Urban, a new high-resolution tool, created at BSC, to calculate the impact of these excess emissions across the streets of Barcelona.

Exceptional February in Europe in terms of Saharan dust intrusion episodes

The European continent is experiencing an exceptional month of February after suffering several episodes of intrusion of Saharan dust, a rare phenomenon at this period of the year. The presence of dust particles in the atmosphere affects air quality and has a strong impact on health and the environment. BSC regional models provide three-day advance desert dust intrusion forecasts.

BSC project with Micron selected for sixth edition of the 2020 HiPEAC Tech Transfer Awards

The BSC project titled “Performance, power and energy impact of Micron’s novel HPC memory systems: Hardware simulation and performance modelling” has been awarded in the sixth edition of the 2020 HiPEAC Tech Transfer Awards. In collaboration with the industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions Micron Technology Inc.,

LEGaTO project concludes with major contributions to energy efficiency in heterogeneous computing

The BSC coordinated project LEGaTO concludes with major contributions to the main goal of energy efficiency in future HPC systems. The technologies developed in the project targeted one order of magnitude energy savings for five widely applicable use cases. In addition, six BSC European-funded projects will build on the outcomes of LEGaTO.

Coming up
08 MAR 2021 [ONLINE] PATC: Heterogeneous Programming on GPUs with MPI & OmpSs Location: The course will be online via Zoom.
12 APR 2021 [ONLINE] PATC: Introduction to CUDA Programming Location: The course format will be online via Zoom.
16 APR 2021 [ONLINE] PATC: Introduction to OpenACC Location: The course format will be online via Zoom.
11 MAY 2021 8th BSC Doctoral Symposium 2021 Location: Virtual
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