Category Archives: News

BSC stars in Dan Brown’s Origin

In Dan Brown’s fifth instalment of his Robert Langdon series, the hero finds himself in Barcelona whilst searching for a cryptic password and evading an enemy, determined to kidnap him. As part of this thrilling story they mention Barcelona Supercomputing Centre several times and also draw attention to the beautiful Marenostrum supercomputer. In the extract…

Scientific Review of Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof Peter V Coveney (UCL) has acted as a Program Reviewer for the Helmholtz Association in Germany. Between 23-26 October, he evaluated the work of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) with a specific remit to review their work in their domain entitled “Decoding the Human Brain”. The Forschungszentrum Jülich conducts research to provide comprehensive solutions to the…

CompBioMed Webinar #1

CompBioMed’s first webinar took place on 22nd November 2017, 11am GMT/12pm CET and is now available below to watch if you missed it, or to rewatch if there was something you missed: HPC simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using patient specific models of the heart (using CHASTE and Alya) The webinar was run by the Computational…

Memorandum of Understanding with HPC-Europa3

The HPCEuropa3 project that runs from May 1st 2017 to April 31st 2021 and aims at maintaining the persistency of high-quality service to transnational access to the most advance HPC infrastructures available in Europe for European research. The project is based on a program of visits, in the form of traditional transnational access, with researchers…

New paper addressing Zika virus from Associate Partner, Universidad Católica de Murcia

The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil was declared by WHO to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern as evidence came to light that infection can cause birth defects as well as neurological problems. Whilst public health measures have contained the epidemic there remains no specific treatment for the virus available and treatment options…