The consortium

The BSC-CNS was established in 2005 and is a public consortium formed by the Spanish government, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya· BarcelonaTech (UPC).

Breakdown of participation of each part of the consortium:

  • Spanish government60%
  • Generalitat de Catalunya30%
  • Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya10%

Statutes (pdf) Annual reports

Mission and objectives

The BSC-CNS' mission is to research, develop, manage and transfer technology and knowledge from the field of HPC with the aim of facilitating progress in different scientific areas, with particular focus on Computer Science, Life and Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

The overall objectives of the centre are:

  • Scientific and Technical Excellence.
    • Be a centre of excellence at an international level
    • Encourage collaboration between multidisciplinary groups
    • Attract and retain national and international talent
    • Lead in the innovative application of computing in unconventional fields
  • Support for e-Science in Spain.
    • Provide competitive HPC resources at a European level
    • Be a centre of reference in Spain that provides support for accessing supercomputing infrastructures
    • Participate actively on the supercomputing platform at an international level
  • Wealth creation
    • Technology transfer
    • Promote the development of the knowledge society
    • Efficient management of resources
  • Organisation

Economic and financial management

By exercising its powers conferred by Article 168 of the General Budget Act and through the Regional Intervention of Catalonia, the State Administration General Comptroller is the agent responsible for auditing the consortium’s annual accounts. The annual accounts and financial reports audited in previous years by the IGAE, together with the corresponding detailed reports issued, can be accessed below.

Audited financial statements Audit reports IGAE Annual budgets

Contracting access

Find information on open tenders and contracts in progress linked with the consortium's activity:

Public Tenders Contracts and collaboration agreements Electronic invoicing procedure