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At the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) at the University of Zaragoza

The Institute of Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza manages the CAESARAUGUSTA supercomputer. BIFI  is a member of the Spanish Supercomputing Network and the Spanish e-Science Network.

BIFI hosts the Supercomputing Center of Aragon (CESAR), a computing infrastructure that encompasses a broad range of HPC, cloud, voluntary computing and dedicated computing technologies.

HPC computing resources offer several million CPU hours and hundreds of terabytes of storage per year, to BIFI researchers (and their collaborators) and to external users through the Spanish Supercomputing Network, the hosted clusters program and other services provided.

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Machine information

HPC Resources

Machine name Caesaraugusta
% of the machine provided to RES 25 %
Peak performance 80 TFLOPS
Main memory 5.31 TB
Number of nodes

85 (79 nodos generales + 4 nodos GPU + 1 nodo MIC + 1 nodo FAT)

Main nodes characteristics

2 CPUs Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 2.5GHz.

64 GB RAM por nodo.

180 GB SSD por nodo.

Type of CPU

Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 2.5GHz

Number of cores per node 2 CPUs (24 cores)
GFlops per core 40 GFLOPS/core (960 GFLOPS/nodo)
Disk storage 219 TB
Interconnection networks

Infiniband network (FDR 56 Gbps) for computing

Gigabit network for service management.

Operating system Scientific Linux 6.6


Data projects Resources

Core Features: Archival projects and Data storage, regardless of discipline

Available storage space (TB)

 600 TB

Standard protocol for external access

 Local accounts, EGI-AAI

Standard data transfer protocol


High speed network connection RedIRIS/autonomous networks


Backup protocol


Security system


Monitorization system


Personnel assigned to support users who access the center through the network

 1 FTE

Optional characteristics: data storage and exploration projects (basic exploitation), generic and/or specific by subject area

Federated access protocol (EduGAIN, SIR, …)


Optimized transfer system for large volumes of data


Treatment of personal data and ethics committee


Data management policy



Additional features: More specific exploitation projects, with advanced tools, and/or depending on the subject area

Data services for scientific projects (maintained by the node)

Experience in exploitation of data in various scientific fields and productive sectors through analytical and data mining tools, Big Data y Machine Learning


Support and consulting service for other nodes of the data network

 Whenever possible

Support team / Contact

The computing area at the Institute of Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems of the University of Zaragoza is composed mainly by engineers and physicists. Its scientific activity includes a wide range of activities such as support to infrastructure users, applied research, technological research, technology transfer to industry or dissemination to society.

Support contact: res_support@bifi.es