13-15 February 2019
Barcelona BSC Campus Nord
CET timezone

The registration to this course is now open. Please, bring your own laptop. All the PATC courses at BSC are free of charge.

Course convener: Mariano Vazquez and Ruth Aris

Lecturers: Marco Verdicchio (SURFsara), Gábor Závodszky (UvA), Guillaume Houzeaux - Ricard Borrell (BSC), Dr Xinshan Li, Dr Alessandro Melis (USFD), Karl Podesta (MICROSOFT), Dr Alexander Heifetz (EVOTEC), Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, David Wright (UCL), Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, David Wright (UCL) Guillermo Marín (BSC), João Damas (ACELLERA), Adrià Perez (UPF), Alfonso Santiago (BSC), Jazmín Aguado-Sierra (BSC), Eva Casoni (BSC)

Objectives:The objetive of this course is to give a panorama on the use of HPC-based computational mechanics in Engineering and Environment through the projects BSC are carrying on. This panorama includes the basics of what is behind the main tools: computational mechanics and parallelization. The training is delivered in collaboration with the center of excellence CompBioMed.

Learning outcomes: The course gives a wide perspective and the latest trends of how HPC helps in industrial, clinical and research applications allowing to achieve more realistic multiphysics simulations.  In addition, the student has the opportunity of running Jobs in Marenostrum supercomputer.

Level: INTERMEDIATE: For trainees with some theoretical and practical knowledge


Day 1 (Feb. 13)

Session 1 / 9:00am – 1:00 pm  (4 h lectures)

9:00-11:00 Introduction to Computational Mechanics: Bioengineering Applications (Mariano Vázquez, BSC)

11:00-13:00 Introduction to HPC in Computational Modelling (Marco Verdicchio, SURFsara)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 2 / 2:00pm – 6:00 pm (4 h lectures)

14:00-16:00 Computational Hemodynamics on HPC (UvA) (Gábor Závodszky, UvA)

16:00-18:00 Parallel algorithms for Computational Mechanics (Guillaume Houzeaux - Ricard Borrell, BSC)



Day 2 (Feb. 14)

Session 3 / 9:00am – 1:00 pm  (4 h lectures)

9:00-11:00 Predicting the risk of fall - A computational modelling approach using CT2S (Dr Xinshan Li, Dr Alessandro Melis, USFD)

11:00-13:00 Big Compute: HPC in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure (Karl Podesta, MICROSOFT)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 4 / 2:00pm – 6:00 pm (2 h lectures, 2 h practical)

14:00-15:00 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) and GPCR Modelling (Dr Alexander Heifetz, EVOTEC)


15:00-16:00 Innovations in HPC-training for medical, science and engineering students (Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, David Wright, UCL)

16:00-18:00 Molecular Medicine: Hands On (Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, David Wright, UCL)



Day 3 (Feb. 15)

Session 5 / 9:00am – 1:00 pm  (4 h lectures)

9:00-11:00 Data Visulization for Researchers Crash Course (Guillermo Marín, BSC)

11:00-13:00 High Throughput Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Drug Discovery (João Damas, ACELLERA, Adrià Perez, UPF)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 6 / 2:00pm – 6:00 pm ((4 h lectures)

14:00-15:00 Fluid structure interaction applied to electromechanical models of the heart (Alfonso Santiago, BSC)

15:00-16:00 HPC Multi-scale computational modelling using Alya Red (Jazmín Aguado-Sierra, BSC)

16:00-18:00 Computational Biomechanics: trends in modelling and simulation (Eva Casoni, BSC)



Starts 13 Feb 2019 09:00
Ends 15 Feb 2019 18:00
Barcelona BSC Campus Nord
Room S208
Vertex Building

For further details and practical info such as local transport and venue please visit the local course pages for PATC@BSC: http://www.bsc.es/patc