Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC)

A Severo Ochoa center since 2022

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is the national supercomputing centre in Spain. BSC specialises in High Performance Computing (HPC) and its mission is two-fold: to provide infrastructure and supercomputing services to European scientists, and to generate knowledge and technology to transfer to business and society.

BSC is a first level hosting member of the European research infrastructure PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and also manages the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES).

BSC is a consortium formed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government, the Research and Universities Department of the Catalan Government  and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

Key Facts of BSC

204 H2020 Projects
Horizon 2020 projects awarded as of 31 December 2021.
81% Competitive funding
Ratio of funding from external, competitive sources.
240 Ph.D. and Postdocs
Predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the institution during year 2021.
1219 Million cpu hours
Processor computing time allocated in year 2021.
The SO-MM programme will help us to give visibility to outstanding research and its contribution to society and to facilitate the collaboration between centers of excellence to achieve great challenges and tackle projects that require joining forces and wills
Mateo Valero
Director at BSC