BSC-CNS Newsletter November 2017

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NEWSLETTER November 2017

MareNostrum Supercomputer has allocated 32 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project

The research done in the framework of LiGO project, awarded for having detected gravitational waves as predicted by Einstein, has been using the MareNostrum through Dr Sascha Husa, Theoretical Physics Professor of the University of Illes Balears (Spain) and member of the project.

Spain becomes the country that allocates more calculation hours to European science

Spain will allocate 475 million core hours of its supercomputer MareNostrum to 17 projects led by scientists from seven European countries that have been selected in the last call of PRACE. This makes the supercomputer of Barcelona Supercomputing Center the largest contributor in number of hours to European research.

Jesús Labarta, the first European researcher to receive Ken Kennedy award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society IEEE CS) have named Prof. Jesús Labarta, Computer Sciences director at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), as the recipient of the 2017 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Labarta is the first non-American researcher to receive this recognition.

Carlos Pérez García-Pando, awarded with the Agustín de Betancourt prize for young researchers

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI) has awarded researcher Carlos Pérez García-Pando, AXA Professor at BSC, the Agustín de Betancourt y Molina prize for young researchers. He has received this recognition for his contributions in the field of environmental risks, and in particular, in the field of mineral aerosols.

Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, named co-chair of the World Climate Research Programme Modelling Advisory Council

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center Earth Sciences director, Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, has been named co-chair of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Modelling Advisory Council (WMAC) starting from January 2018.

Antonio Peña, IEEE-CS TCHPC 2017 Award Winner for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC

The award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of high performance computing and the ceremony will be held at the SC17 conference in Denver on November 16th. Peña stresses that “receiving this award is an unprecedented honour for me, and it is already encouraging me to continue working hard towards new goals.”

BSC and the Spanish Association for Foundations will collaborate to highlight the impact of foundations in society

BSC and AEF will identify and establish data sources about foundations and their field, and will develop data analysis using cognitive algorithms and machine learning, obtaining new knowledge that helps to disseminate the sector’s situation.

BSC and UPC organize a Hackathon where the participants will use Machine Learning to create a Dating App

BSC and UPC were searching candidates to create a matching algorithm (Dating app) able to use Machine Learning techniques for searching the perfect match for everyone in the last segment of a Mediterranean bachelor cruise from Nice to Barcelona.

How to build a Virtual Human in a Supercomputer

BSC and the European Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine (CompBioMed) present a feature at the London Science Museum IMAX theatre on September 27th about how to build a virtual human using supercomputers. The event is part of the Science Museum Lates series. The IMAX shortfilm was created by Fernando Cucchietti and Guillermo Marín, from the BSC Scientific Visualization Team.

BSC recognised again with the HRS4R badge

Barcelona Supercomputing Center has been again recognised by the European Comission (EC) with the HR Excellence in Research badge for the next three years. This recognition confirms the commitment of the centre to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Coming up
12 NOV 2017 SC17 Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, USA
21 NOV 2017 Energy-aware application development for heterogenous computing Location: Building C6. Room 106, Campus Nord
29 NOV 2017 PATC: Earth Sciences Simulation Environments Location: C6-E101, Campus Nord
30 JAN 2017 PATC: Programming Distributed Computing Platforms with COMPSs Location: Room: TBA, Campus Nord
31 JAN 2017 PATC Systems Workshop: Petaflop System Administration; Marenostrum 4 Location: Room: TBA, Campus Nord
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