Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Jordi Girona 29, 08034 Barcelona

Storage-system Research Group   (SSRG)
Toni Cortes
Jordi Girona 29, 08034 Barcelona

Institution Background

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), established in 2005, serves as the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain. The mission of the BSC-CNS is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. The BSC-CNS not only strives to become a first-class research centre in supercomputing, but also in scientific fields that demand high performance computing resources such as the Life and Earth Sciences. Following this approach, the BSC-CNS has brought together a critical mass of top-notch researchers, high performance computing experts and cutting edge supercomputing technologies in order to foster multidisciplinary scientific collaboration and innovation.


Research Group Background

Personnel of BSC-CNS taking part to the action are members of the Computer Sciences Department of the BSC-CNS. More precisely, they are members of the Storage-system Research Group that has an extensive experience with data management in all levels. The group works from the node level to wide-area distributed level. In the node level, the group has contributed on new file systems and optimizations of the I/O stack. At the cluster level, several contributions on cooperative caches as well as heterogeneous and scalable storage systems have been achieved. Finally, the Storage System Group has worked on replica management and location in XtreemFS, which is a wide-area file system proposed in the context of the EU XtreemOS IP Project.


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics

High performance computing, High performance IO, and programming models.