The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) was established in 2005 and serves as the Spanish national supercomputing facility. The Center hosts MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC strives to be a first-class research centre in supercomputing and in scientific fields that demand high performance computing resources such as Life and Earth Sciences and Engineering.
Two departments within BSC will contribute to the DEEP-ER project: the BSC-CS (Computer Sciences Department) and the BSC-CASE (Computer Applications in Science & Engineering). The latter one is part of the applications team and develops HPC seismic imaging tools, such as Full Waveform Inversion, which greatly improve the quality of the oil research being done today. The former one, BSC-CS, focuses on building upon currently available hardware and software technologies and adapting these technologies to make efficient use of supercomputing infrastructures. More precisely, BSC is responsible for research carried out on the focus topic of resiliency for which – amongst others – it enhances and adapts the OmpSs programming model