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BSC and RES Resources and Application Procedure
BSC Mission and Objectives
BSC Mission is to investigate, develop and manage technology to facilitate the advancement of science.
BSC is a significant contribution to advancement of Science in Spain, enabling supercomputing capacity, scientific-technical synergies, and cost rationalization thanks to economies of scale. MareNostrum is a powerful tool to assist research and development centers, public and private, generating impulses for a new technological environment.
The Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES)
The RES consists of a distributed virtual infrastructure of supercomputers located in different sites, each of which contributes to the total processing power available to users of different R&D groups in Spain or based in another country but developed by with participation of Spanish researchers. The RES is currently composed of the following institutions and its supercomputers:
MareNostrum and MinoTauro at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
Magerit at the Supercomputing and Visualisation Center of Madrid (CeSViMa)
LaPalma at the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC)
Altamira at the Physics Institute of Cantabria (IFCA) of the University of Cantabria (UC)
Picasso at the University of Malaga (UMA)
Tirant at the University of Valencia (UV)
Caesaraugusta in the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) at the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR)
Caléndula at the Fundación del Centro de Supercomputación de Castilla y León (FCSCL)
Pirineus at the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC)
Lusitania at the CénitS-COMPUTAEX
Cibeles at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
BSC and RES Call for Projects
Participants are encouraged to submit proposed activities where RES resources and expertise help to accelerate relevant contributions to research areas where intensive computing is an enabling technology.
Once you've accepted the legal terms, please fill in the application form and submit it. We will give you an answer as soon as possible.
Download the procedures for gaining access to RES resources (pdf 89KB).
General Usage Terms
As a non-profit organization, RES policy is to make use of the centers resources with an exclusive research purpose and non-profit aims. If you intend to use RES resources with profit purposes, we should occur into commercial agreements, either you belong to a non-profit or for-profit organization.
You will be given an username and password to access RES facilities. You should maintain them strictly secret and not share them with other users, in order to avoid the infiltration in our facilities.
All data stored in disks will be removed 1 week after the project is completed. Please take this into account in order to get your data before this date.
RES is not responsible of user data. Users are encouraged to backup his/her own data.
RES requires that you mention the use of RES facilities in any of your publications with the sentence "The author thankfully acknowledges the computer resources at MachineName and the technical support provided by NodeName (RES-ActivityID).", and requests you to send a copy or a link to it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You authorize RES to publish the subject of your research done using RES facilities, if no NDA signed.
Personal data protection:
For the purposes stipulated in Organic Law 15/1999 of 13th December, on Personal Data Protection, we inform you that the personal data provided in this form shall be included in a file, created under our direction, in order to communicate with you and to be able to conduct the process of selection of projects you are registered in. Moreover, we guarantee confidentiality in the processing of your personal data.
Such data is furnished voluntarily. Nevertheless, you are entitled to access the information about you compiled in our file, correct it if erroneous, or cancel it, as well as oppose processing of such data.
As regards the personal data referring to other natural people you must communicate to Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación as a result of this selection process, prior to such communication, they should be informed of the particulars set forth in the previous paragraphs by you.
As acknowledgement and acceptance thereof, you hereby expressly consent and authorize Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación to process the personal data furnished voluntarily, according to the aims set forth herein.
This authorization is valid until revoked by the data owner.