INCREASING THE COMPUTATIONAL POWER AT THE IRB
This same month, SIE has increased the GPU computing capacity of Dr. Modesto Orozco's group at IRB.
This group already had a total of 172.800 GPU cores, which meant a compute capacity of more than 300 Tflops. With the addition of Tesla K40 GPU, in this new extension, we obtain a total of more than 240.000 cores and an aggregate power of more than 400 Tflops in simple precision.
In both generations, the cluster installed by Sistemas Informáticos Europeos, makes it possible to deal with calculations of molecular dynamics and bioinformatics, which makes it possible to study the DNA genome more thoroughly every day, with applications such as Amber or Terachem.
The IRB is a leading institute, which investigates diseases of great social interest such as Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes.
Be sure to watch the video that has already gone viral on the web, which presents the great advances of this Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), with good humor and a positive face of the great research that is carried out in our institutions:
The vision of this video, in addition to improving our mood (which improves our immune response to diseases), allows this institution to raise funds for their research.