Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Thursday, April 18, 2024

Collaboration Agreement Between BSC and Nvidia to Develop Solutions Integrating AI and Supercomputing 

April 3, 2024 -- The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) and Nvidia have reached a collaboration agreement to jointly develop innovative solutions over the next five years, merging supercomputing and Artificial Intelligence, optimizing and integrating public platforms and models.

Javier Pemán, head of higher education, research and supercomputing corporate business in Spain, Portugal, Saudi and CSCS; and Mateo Valero, Director of the BSC.

The new agreement, running parallel to a previously signed one focused on networking solutions, may extend beyond the initially agreed five years and includes a review of collaboration lines every six months.

Initially, the new collaboration lines between BSC and Nvidia will focus on developing Large Language Models (LLMs), applications for meteorology and climate change, adapting the computational model of the digital twin of the heart developed in the Alya project to different platforms, and software optimization processes for GPUs and ARM - Nvidia Grace architectures, specially designed for AI and large-scale supercomputing applications.

The scientific potential of BSC, with top-level researchers specialized in system development and optimization, combined with Nvidia's technological leadership and expertise in implementing business solutions, will maximize the computing capacity of the new MareNostrum 5, ultimately aiming to develop applications facilitating significant advances in various scientific fields.

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the national supercomputing center in Spain. The center is specialized in high performance computing (HPC) and manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located in the Torre Girona chapel.

Source: BSC-CNS