Supercomputing and bioinformatics

The University of Málaga (UMA) has a strong tradition on Supercomputing that goes back to the decade of the 90's where parallel computers were mainly used for research on parallelization of computation-intensive applications.

It was on 1997 when the first supercomputer was installed, dedicated exclusively to the execution of scientific applications by the UMA researchers. It was called "Picasso", a SGI Origin 2000 machine that gave an uninterrupted service for 10 years. 

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Nowadays the supercomputing facilities that gives support to research activity is composed by a set of HP supercomputers accessible to the entire scientific community. Supercomputing managers and administrators are also giving advise to users on computation problems or on data processing, as well as on the optimal use of the available tools at the hardware and software levels.

On 2007, the UMA complemented the supercomputing facilities with bioinformatics tools and expertise. The PAB (Plataforma Andaluza de Bioinformática) was born. Here all users can find virtual machines with 100% usable software, as well as supervision of data analysis with bioinformatics tools. 



Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES)

The Supercomputing and Bioinnovation Center also hosts a node of the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES, Red Española de Supercomputación). The RES is a scientific network created by the Spanish Education Ministry. The network is composed by several supercomputers distributed over Spain. This institution tries to provide the computing resources needed by researchers in Spain and Europe. RES nodes are:


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