PATC/CompBioMed Winter School 2019

The PATC/CompBioMed Winter School 2019, “Short course on HPC-based Computational Bio-Medicine”, took place at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) on 13-15 February 2019.

The objective of the course was to give a panorama on the use of HPC-based computational mechanics in Engineering and Environment through the projects BSC is carrying out. This panorama includes the basics of what is behind the main tools: computational mechanics and parallelization. The training was delivered in collaboration with PRACE.

Topics: HPC, Cardiac modelling, Molecularly-based and Neuro-musculoskeletal medicine, Scientific Visualization

Format: Theoretical and hands-on sessions + visit to Marenostrum supercomputer

Target groups: INTERMEDIATE: for trainees with some theoretical and practical knowledge. PhD students, master students, engineers. Specialists with at least 1st cycle degree or similar background experience

Cost: No registration fee. 5 travel grants were given to a selected number of participants for covering part of their travelling expenses.

Learning Outcomes: The course gave a wide perspective and the latest trends of how HPC helps in industrial, clinical and research applications allowing to achieve more realistic multiphysics simulations. In addition, the students had the opportunity of visiting and running jobs in Marenostrum supercomputer.

The full agenda for the event can be found here.

Several videos of the sessions are available on YouTube by following the links below:

  • Zoom in on blood – Using supercomputers in hemodynamics (UvA) (Gábor Závodszky, UvA):
  • PlayMolecule: Cloud-based Applications for Molecular Discovery (João Damas, ACELLERA, Adrià Perez, UPF):

  • Data Visualization for Researchers (Guillermo Marín, BSC):

  • Visualization applied to 2D/3D scientific datasets (Paul Melis, SURFsara):

Full recordings of the 2018 edition can be found here.