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Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
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.
The research program of the Life Sciences department integrates different independent research leaded by senior scientists who work in different aspects of computational biology, ranging from bioinformatics for genomics to computational biochemistry. The program is originated as a collaborative effort with other institutions like ICREA, IRB-PCB-UB and the National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB).