System Administration

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The System Administration Group is responsible for general operation, upgrades and maintenance of the MareNostrum and other BSC-CNS systems, as well as providing technical support to the operators of the other RES nodes. The Group also undertakes numerous special projects for continuous improvement of BSC-CNS systems and services and provides technical support to key research projects.


Systems Administration supervises the daily operations of two key resources: the MareNostrum Supercomputer and the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES), bearing responsibility for system administration, security, resource management, networking and helpdesk. This group also takes care of running all the other IT equipment installed at BSC-CNS and related facilities.

System administration group is divided in 3 sub-groups: System Administration, Helpdesk and Network/Security, which are coordinated by: