Supercomputing: blockchain and freedom in sustainable world

Eventos pasados - 2019
21 may Puertas: 19:30h
Evento: 20:00h-21:30h
BlackLab Brewhouse, Plaça Pau Vila, 1,
With a processing power of 13.7 Petaflops (more than thirteen thousand trillion operations per second), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe.  But why do we need so much processing power, and what can we do with it? Join us and two researchers from BSC to learn about wind behaving as a liquid, modelling in wind farm planning, and the potential of blockchain to change the world.

HPC-CFD modelling of wind farms

BSC collaborates with Iberdrola (https://www.iberdrola.es) on wind resource assessment. As part of this collaboration, the CFD version of code ALYA (https://www.bsc.es/es/computer-applications/alya-system) developed at BSC has been adapted so that Iberdrola can use it as an alternative to commercial software for wind farm assessment.

Technically Funny – Scientific Comedy

Break activity
Matthew earned his PhD in molecular neurobiology in the barren lands of the American Midwest at The Ohio State University. His research investigated molecular mechanisms of gene regulation in neural development and disease. Dr Murtha began stand up comedy in 2016 and was a finalist in the 2017 Barcelona Comedy Festival. He has performed across the world in cities such as NYC, London, Paris and Barcelona.

Blockchain: virtual chains for true freedom.

Leonardo Bautista (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
Blockchain technology can have a great impact on the world, perhaps as much as the Internet a while ago. Paradoxically, a technology based on chains could be the key to the promotion of more freedom, particularly when it is most needed. In this talk, we will present the basic concepts that revolve around this technology as well as its potential impact on our society.

BlackLab Brewhouse

Plaça Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Plaça Pau Vila, 1, 08039
Plaça Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Plaça Pau Vila, 1, 08039