19 10, 2018

Open position for a Junior Research Engineer in Deep Learning at BSC

2019-01-10T14:44:29+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Would you like to join us? Call open for a Junior Research Engineer to work in our research group at BSC-CNS . Our research group is working on Supercomputing for Artificial Intelligence, in particular right now with a special focus on Deep Learning. In this context, we have some projects with big companies. The open position will be assigned to [...]

24 09, 2018

Moore’s law: The second half of the board

2018-09-24T11:44:12+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Today in the section ECONOMIA of the Barcelona newspaper LA VANGUARDIA, the journalist Josep Maria Ganyet has explained the "Moore's Law" in a very ingenious way for a general public. Moore's Law is the "law" that has most conditioned us (until now) in our world of Supercomputing research. Here I leave the translation so that I [...]

2 07, 2018

Supercomputing, the heart of Deep Learning

2018-07-23T11:17:34+00:00July 2nd, 2018|

Introduction of the book  First contact with DEEP LEARNING, Practical introduction with Keras Supercomputing, the heart of Deep Learning   The first GPU in the Imagenet competition An exponential growth of computing capacity Accelerating Deep Learning with parallel systems Accelerating Deep Learning with distributed systems  Will specialized hardware for deep learning be a game changer?  Tapping the Next [...]

27 09, 2017

Factors that have triggered the potential of Deep Learning

2017-11-11T13:37:43+00:00September 27th, 2017|

Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, are not a new concepts! Why, all of a sudden, have them become the next big thing that is changing our life again during this decade? Deep Learning is changing our life I'm sure you have doubtlessly noticed quantum leaps in the quality of a wide range of everyday technologies.   In Speech Recognition  [...]

29 11, 2016

A new Supercomputer will arrive at Barcelona soon

2017-08-08T22:38:38+00:00November 29th, 2016|

[highlight] EN [/highlight] BSC-CNS has just approved the purchase of a new supercomputer that will have a performance capacity of 13, 7 Petaflop/s and will be located in the Torre Girona chapel, home to its predecessors, the MareNostrum 1, 2 and 3. Marenostrum 4 will have two distinct parts. The general purpose element will have 48 [...]

2 05, 2016

‘MareNostrum’: la supercomputadora capaz de realizar 1.100 billones de operaciones por segundo

2018-01-12T23:02:21+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

Hoy en El País en su sección "protagonistas One" de su canal de youtube presentan una entrevista titulada "'MareNostrum': la supercomputadora capaz de realizar 1.100 billones de operaciones por segundo" en que me han ascendido al cargo de "Investigador jefe del Barcelona Supercomputing Center". Cuando se entere mi jefe creo que se acabó la historia!  :-). Pero habrá valido la pena [...]

7 10, 2015

When will we have a Exascale supercomputer?

2019-02-09T23:26:15+00:00October 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 [...]

30 06, 2015

Scholarships for MSc students on the MIRI MSc Program in Barcelona-UPC

2017-08-09T12:19:51+00:00June 30th, 2015|

Hi, are you interested to enrol in the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics and take my course Supercomputers Architecture (specialization High Performance Computing)? BSC, under the program Severo Ochoa is offering 4 scholarship grants for the 2 academic years of the program. Follow the link below to the application form. Hope to see you next september, we will talk about Supercomputers and Big [...]

20 11, 2014

BSC releases COMPSs version 1.2 at SC14

2017-08-09T12:27:33+00:00November 20th, 2014|

The Grid Computing and Clusters group of Barcelona Supercomputing Center is proud to announce the release of COMPSs version 1.2 during Supercomputing Conference 2014. COMPSs is a framework for easily implement distributed applications. This release implements the following main features: * N implementations for task methods, each with its own constraints. * Constraint-aware resource management. * Support for multicore [...]

30 01, 2013

Mis primeras fotos del nuevo supercomputador Marenostrum de Barcelona

2019-01-10T14:21:30+00:00January 30th, 2013|

Hoy nos ha visitado el Dr. P. Mockapetris uno de los pioneros de Internet y hemos aprovechado para enseñar la nueva versión de MareNostrum que multiplica por 10 su capacidad de cálculo. De momento solo hay una primera fase, el 70%, que se ha situado en el puesto 36 del mundo y el 12 de Europa según el [...]

23 07, 2012

TECNOLOGIA RECREATIVA: Nova secció de ràdio a RAC1 tots els dissabtes d’estiu

2017-08-09T12:49:30+00:00July 23rd, 2012|

Aquest estiu m'estreno a la ràdio!. Serà dins del programa VIA LLIURE de RAC1. Emma Aixalà , una de les més engrescadores periodistes d'aquest país, m'ha proposat un repte molt interessant, el d’apropar la tecnologia de manera distesa i divertida als oients de RAC1.  Gràcies Emma! Serà una secció tots els dissabtes d'estiu entre les 11:00 i les 11:30 [...]

28 03, 2012

El Big Data va tomando fuerza

2017-08-09T12:55:12+00:00March 28th, 2012|

Hoy leo en varios blogs que la administración Obama apostará por la I+D  en Big Data. También me llega que nuestro amigo Manish Parashar, catedrático de la Universidad de Rutgers, acaba de hacer público su “big data” supercomputing center.     Precisamente ayer hicimos una presentación sobre nuestro trabajo en Big Data a una visita del BSC que estaba interesada [...]