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Annual Report 2016


The Spanish Government created the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES, Red Española de Supercomputación) in July 2006 in response to the need of the Spanish scientific community for intensive calculation resources.

The RES is a Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) distributed throughout Spain, which aims to support the development of top-quality cutting-edge research. In 2016, the RES comprises 13 nodes and 12 institutions, and it is coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS).

Computing power

RES nodes provide a percentage of their total computational power to RES users. The total computational power in 2016 is up to 2 PFlops.

Resources granted

In 2016, the RES provided more than 120 million computing hours to 235 research activities.

Since 2006, the computing power offered by the RES has increased continuously, and the demand of resources always exceeds the computing time available.

More information about the research activities carried out in RES supercomputers: www.bsc.es/res-intranet/abstracts

Research results

RES users have published 186 articles in scientific journals in 2016.

More information about scientific publications in: www.res.es/en/research/publications


  • 10th RES Users’ Conference and 5th HPC Advisory Council Conference. 20 & 21 September 2016, León.
  • Scientific workshop: In silico tools in drug design and target discovery. 29 February 2016, Barcelona.
  • RES Technical Workshop. 1 June 2016, Barcelona.