February 7th, 2016|

Spark Summit: Stories about Spark, HPC and Barcelona

November 25th, 2015|

What we mean by/Qué queremos decir con “High-Performance Big-Data Analytics”?

November 21st, 2015|

When will we have a Exascale supercomputer?

October 7th, 2015|

There is a global race to build the first supercomputer in the world capable of performing 1 million trillion operations per second (1 ExaFlops in our jargon!). Extrapolating the performance delivered by TOP500 list suggests that an Exascale system (a system that can reach 1 ExaFlops) could be built by 2018-2019. However, according to the literature of the topic, only China and Japan are focused on building an Exascale supercomputer by 2020. It seems that United States probably won’t build its first Exascale supercomputer until 2023 (Europe isn't even in the race!). The reason for the gap, between the extrapolated date from TOP500 list and the expected dates, is because there are big challenges that must be addressed before Exascale systems become a reality. The main issues include: Power consumption, Massive Scalability, [...]

Google Doctoral Fellowship in Barcelona

December 14th, 2013|

Google Doctoral Fellowship in Barcelona (ref. BSC-Autonomic 02/2014) The Research Group Autonomic Systems and eBusiness Platforms  at Barcelona Supercomputing Center, invites outstanding PhD candidates to apply for one full-time PhD at UPC Barcelona Tech under the Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme. Only high quality European PhD programs of a few European technical universities have been invited to participate in the Google Fellowships programme. Concretely UPC can only  propose two candidates for this program, so I'd invite you all to look for main program requirements and characteristics at the following link. Our research group will propose 1 PhD students to the UPC. Those of you interested to be selected by our group within this program please send to and  (with "position autonomic 02/2014") the following information (all in English) [...]