04 January 2024

MareNostrum 5 lands at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

The EuroHPC JU supercomputer has been unveiled at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, opening the door to a new era of scientific breakthroughs. 


Installed at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) and inaugurated in December 2023, MareNostrum 5 is one of the pre-exascale supercomputers in the high-performance computer network promoted by the European Commission.

The new infrastructure represents a milestone of sorts and leverages an investment of 202M euros aimed at speeding up solutions to particularly complex problems in a variety of fields.

The inauguration of the supercomputer gathered researchers, technicians, stakeholders, as well as politicians including Pedro Sánchez, the President of the Government of Spain.

Hosted at and maintained by the BSC, the powerful supercomputer will ensure further and stronger synergies among European research institutes and industries to achieve innovative research on medical research, vaccine development, virus spread simulations, climate research, Artificial Intelligence, and big data processing applications.

This is only the beginning of a new era: « MareNostrum 5 paves the way for the next MareNostrum 6, a milestone that could be a reality in a few years’ time » says Mateo Valero, BSC Director.


Further readings

Homepage - European Commission (europa.eu)

European supercomputer MareNostrum 5 starts up at BSC | BSC-CNS 



About the BSC

As the leading supercomputing centre in Spain specializing in High-Performance Computing, the BSC offers supercomputing infrastructure and services while generating knowledge and technology that can be applied worldwide for the benefit of society. 


About the EuroHPC JU

The EuroHPC JU is a legal and funding entity created in 2018 to enable the European Union and EuroHPC participating countries to coordinate their efforts and pool their resources with the objective of making Europe a world leader in supercomputing. 



The BSC plays an important role in the porting and optimization of the MAX codes towards the exascale. In particular, the BSC contributes to increasing the capabilities of SIESTA by working on algorithmic developments as well as in depth analyses and improvements of parallel performance.