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BSC presentation for Festibity Sponsors


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This presentation was prepared by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center for the Festibity sponsors who visited the center with Mateo Valero.
The BSC-CNS (Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación) is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC-CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre Girona chapel.

The mission of BSC-CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. With this aim, special dedication has been taken to areas such as Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computational Applications in Science and Engineering.

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BSC presentation for Festibity Sponsors

  1. 1. Barcelona, 5 noviembre 2015 Prof. Mateo Valero BSC Director BSC-CNS
  2. 2. 2 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Centro Nacional de Supercomputación BSC-CNS objectives: – R&D in Computer, Life, Earth and Engineering Sciences – Supercomputing services to Spanish and EU researchers – PhD programme, technology transfer, public engagement BSC-CNS is a consortium that includes: – Spanish Government 60% – Catalonian Government 30% – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) 10% 425 people, 40 countries
  3. 3. The MareNostrum 3 Supercomputer 70% distributed through PRACE 24% distributed through RES 6% for BSC-CNS use Over 1015 Floating Point Operations per second Nearly 50,000 cores 100.8 TB of main memory 2 PB of disk storage
  4. 4. 4 % Pflops available to RES MareNostrum 3 MinoTauro Finisterrae II Magerit 2 Altamira 2 Tirant 2 Picaso 2 Calendula Caesar Augusta 2 La Palma 2 Cibeles Pirineus Lusitania Atlante RES: HPC Services for Spain RES now made up of fourteen supercomputers Five new incorporations from March 29 2015: •Finis Terrae II, Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA); •Pirineus, Consorcio de Servicios Universitarios de Cataluña (CSUC); •Lusitania, Fundación Computación y Tecnologías Avanzadas de Extremadura; •Caléndula, Centro de Supercomputación de Castilla y León, y •Cibeles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  5. 5. 5 Universe Sciences 21% Mathematics and Computer Sciences 4% Fundamental Physics 18% Engineering and Energy 13% Earth System Sciences 10% Chemical Sciences and Materials 21% BioChemistry, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences 13% MareNostrum: IBM BSC, Barcelona, Spain JUQUEEN: IBM BlueGene/Q GAUSS/FZJ Jülich, Germany CURIE: Bull Bullx GENCI/CEA Bruyères-le- Châtel, France SuperMUC: IBM GAUSS/LRZ Garching, Germany FERMI: IBM BlueGene/Q CINECA , Bologna, Italy HORNET: Cray GAUSS/HLRS, Stuttgart, Germany 4 Hosting Members offering core hours on 6 world-class machines PRACE
  6. 6. 6 RISC Project 1. Identified research clusters for targeted research collaboration; 2. Produced a Green Paper on HPC Drivers and Needs in Latin America; 3. Produced a Roadmap for HPC strategic R&D in Latin America; 4. Enhanced HPC R&D policy dialogue between policymakers and stakeholders Latin America • Universidad Veracruzana • Universidad de Chile • Universidad de Buenos Aires • Universidad Autónoma de Manizales • Coppetec Fundaçao do Río de Janeiro Europe • BSC • CINECA • UPM • Menon • Uni Coimbra
  7. 7. Performance Development of HPC over the Last 23 Years from the Top500 59.7 GFlop/s59.7 GFlop/s 400 MFlop/s400 MFlop/s 1.17 TFlop/s1.17 TFlop/s 33.9 PFlop/s33.9 PFlop/s 166 TFlop/s166 TFlop/s 362 PFlop/s362 PFlop/s SUM N=1 N=500 1 Gflop/s 1 Tflop/s 100 Mflop/s 100 Gflop/s 100 Tflop/s 10 Gflop/s 10 Tflop/s 1 Pflop/s 100 Pflop/s 10 Pflop/s 1 Eflop/s My Laptop 70 Gflop/s My iPhone 4 Gflop/s J. Dongarra
  8. 8. 8 Mission of BSC Scientific Departments EARTH SCIENCES To develop and implement global and regional state- of-the-art models for short-term air quality forecast and long-term climate applications LIFE SCIENCES To understand living organisms by means of theoretical and computational methods (molecular modeling, genomics, proteomics) CASE To develop scientific and engineering software to efficiently exploit super- computing capabilities (biomedical, geophysics, COMPUTER SCIENCES To influence the way machines are built, programmed and used: programming models, performance tools, Big Data, computer atmospheric, energy, social and economic simulations) architecture, energy efficiency
  9. 9. 9 The Example of Personalised Medicine Big Data generators  Drug  Development Data transfer Pharmaceutical  Companies Precise  Medicine Enabling a healthier society  and economic growth Health Systems Personalised  Healthcare Storage Processing & analysis Access Overwhelming IT infrastructures, forcing us to reinvent them
  10. 10. 10 GEAGAM H2020 Project MAX H2020 Project Consolider Syec Project EUDAT FP7 Project (LIFEWATCH) Consolider Syec Blueprint & Elixir FP7 Projects Alya Red Project Joint Research Programme, Consolider Syec Blueprint, MUG, Elixir Joint Research Programme, Consolider Syec Blueprint, MUG, Elixir Properties of DNA SO Centres doing collaborative research with BSC
  11. 11. 11 SO Centres who use the MareNostrum Supercomputer
  12. 12. 12 BSC Scientific Advisory Board Members Prof Dr Achim Bachem Former Chairman of the Board of Directors Forschungszentrum Jülich Dr Catherine Rivière Présidente Directrice Générale Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif Dr Paul Messina Director of Science Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Dr Satoshi Matsuoka Professor of the High Performance Computing Systems Group, Tokyo Institute of Technology Dr Horst D. Simon Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Prof Dr Guy Brasseur Senior Scientist Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Prof Janet Thornton Director, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton Dr Thomas Zacharia Executive Vice President of Research and Development Qatar Foundation Prof Manuel Peitsch Chairman of Board of Directors Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Prof Jack Dongarra Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department University of Tennessee Prof Leonard Barrie Bolin Centre for Climate Research Stockholm University
  13. 13. 13 Severo Ochoa • Results of the 1st phase (2012-2015): • Cutting edge multidisciplinary research program developing novel components in the hardware and software stacks in the Exascale / BigData convergence. • The SO program allowed BSC to perform research which had a direct effect on the Center’s ability to achieve H2020 funding. • Improvement of the BSC training and mobility actions and Human Resources management, resulting in achievement of the HR Excellence in Research Badge (HRS4R). • Intensification of the communication of the Center’s activities and results. • Increased participation in the leading international supercomputing initiatives such as BDEC, JLESC, policy forums such as RDA, and cutting-edge HPC application initiatives such as SKA, PanCancer and IS-ENES.
  14. 14. 14 EU HPC Ecosystem Centers of Excellence in HPC applications • Specifications of exascale prototypes • Technological options for future systems • Identify applications for co‐ design of exascale systems • Innovative methods and  algorithms for extreme  parallelism of traditional &  emerging applications • Collaboration of HPC  Supercomputing  Centres and application  CoEs • Provision of HPC capabilities  and expertise 
  15. 15. 15 The Codesign Challenge EoCoE Energy oriented Centre of Excellence (led by CEA) ESiWACE Excellence in SImulation of Weather and Climate in Europe (Led by DKRZ) BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Biomolecular Research (Led by KTH) NOMAD The Novel Materials Discovery Laboratory (Led by Max Planck) MAX Materials design at the eXascale (Led by CNR) PoP Performance Optimization and Productivity (Led by BSC) COEGSS Center of Excellence for Global Systems Science (Led by Potsdam Uni) E-CAM Software, training and consultancy in simulation and modelling (Uni College Dublin) participates participates participates participates participates leads
  16. 16. 16 R&D projects with IT Companies BSC-Microsoft Research Centre BSC-IBM Technology Center for Supercomputing BSC-NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence Intel-BSC Exascale Lab Current project: 1,2M€ FTE: 10 End date: 31/12/2015 New project: under negotiation Current project: 473.600€ FTE: 3 End date: 31/12/2016 Current project: 467.433€ FTE: 4,5 End date: 31/03/2017Current project: 2,0M€ FTE: 12 End date: 30/09/2017 Current project: 558.681€ FTE: 6 End date: 31/12/2016 Current project: 172.890€ FTE: 6 End date: 26/10/2015 Currently negotiating possible research project of 1,5M€ over 3 years. Currently negotiating project on education; also possibility of research project.
  17. 17. 17 Competitive Funding since 2015
  18. 18. 18 41 H2020 projects approved or in negotiation for combined BSC grant of 17.1M€. (85 proposals rejected.) Success rate of 32.5% considering nº of projects, and 27.85% considering funding requested. Average success rate for H2020 (for nº of projects) is between 12 and 14%. H2020 Results so far
  19. 19. 19 Education and Professional Training 19 There is a shortage of HPC professionals Users must also be trained This fast moving technology area needs a multidisciplinary educational approach • Master & PhD programmes • Summer schools • Workshops • Seminars • Retreats
  20. 20. 20 • Scientific community • Media • Industry • Politicians • General Public • BSC staff Channels Target Six person Communication team • Media Relations and Protocol • Corporate Image and Events • Online and Internal Communication • Project Dissemination • Visits …plus Scientific Visualisation area Communication at BSC
  21. 21. 21 BSC Current Website
  22. 22. 22 Communication at BSC Barcelona Supercomputer ARMed for  Assault on World’s Fastest Machines Barcelona Center Makes Super Bet  on Cellphone Chips Cutting edge tech plays key role for  Repsol in hunt for oil Internal Communication Web & Social Media Media EventsVisits & Outreach Project Dissemination Winner: 2013 International  Visualisation Challenge Visualisation
  23. 23. 23 • Professional Training Program • PRACE Advanced Training Center (14 courses currently offered). • RES training sessions (for researchers, technicians and scientists). • CUDA Center of Excellence courses (over 600 trainees in three years). • Seasonal Schools (3-4 annually). • BSC International Doctoral Symposium (2014 and 2015). • Severo Ochoa • Research Seminars (52 seminars in the last 3 years). • Exchange and Mobility Program (32 incoming and 31 outgoing mobility grants in 2013-2015). • Commitment with the University • MSc Degree in High Performance Computing FIB-UPC. • Master and Bachelor scholarships and internships. • PhD and Postdoc opportunities (currently 75 PhD Students and 51 PostDoc Researchers). Education & Training In the last 3 years, over 80 courses taught, with 3.200 attendees (900 in Latin America) to the Professional Trainings, Workshops and Seasonal Schools.
  24. 24. 24 Helping to define the future of global HPC International Roadmapping Leadership in Exascale Enabling the Data Revolution Contributing to Standardisation Research Infrastructures MoU with CINECA, CEA & Jülich 2nd MoU with CEA
  25. 25. 25 Severo Ochoa • Proposal delivered for the 2nd phase (2016-2019): • Takes into account BSC’s three main strategic objectives: • be the backbone of e-science in Europe and Spain. • achieve research excellence at the international level. • have a positive impact on society and the economy. • Prioritization of the application areas of cognitive computing, energy, environment and health. • BSC’s flagship software solutions and new technologies will continue to be developed to support the compute-and data-intensive workloads as HPC and Big Data converge. • Technology Transfer at BSC will be consolidated with additional staff. • Participation in strategic international forums will be increased. • Attraction and development of talent will continue.
  26. 26. Thank you!