The Junta of Castilla y León presents the technological efforts of DIGIS3 partner SCAYLE to the scientific community

The Regional Government of Castilla y León has presented to the scientific and technological community from the region, the advantages and applications that SCAYLE offers to promote their work and research in a technical conference which also highlighted the Science and Technology Network of Castilla y León (RedCAYLE) and the importance of network services, an initiative led by the Supercomputing Centre of Castilla y León SCAYLE, a partner of DIGIS3.

The presentation took place in the framework of a technical conference held at the School of Computer Engineering and Telecommunications thanks to the collaboration of the University of Valladolid (UVA). The Regional Councillor for Mobility and Digital Transformation, María González Corral, and the Regional Councillor for Education, Rocío Lucas, were in charge of inaugurating the event during which they spoke about the projects on which the two ministries are working together, taking advantage of the opportunities that advanced technologies offer to promote the creation and transfer of knowledge.

In this regard, the representatives of the Junta of Castilla y León highlighted the intensive computing capacity of the Community thanks to the 'Caléndula' supercomputer and data storage.


The Supercomputing Centre of Castilla y León (SCAYLE) is an infrastructure of utmost technological relevance at the national and European level that provides services for the development of top quality research, as well as for the transmission, exchange and preservation of knowledge, technology transfer and the promotion of innovation.

Among its services are intensive fundamental calculations for weather forecasting, vehicle design, genetic studies, fire prediction, the development of drugs and vaccines, and artificial intelligence operations, among others. " This capacity, thanks to an investment of 5.1 million euros by the Junta de Castilla y León, is going to increase tenfold," said the Minister of Mobility and Digital Transformation.

It also offers ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) services to public administrations (Junta, SACyL, public universities of Castilla y León and local entities), such as virtual storage or cloud computing (backup copies, servers, CPD networks, virtual data centre, massive data storage, backup); and through OpenCAYLE, it does the same with data storage for scientists and R&D&I (Research, Development and Innovation) centres, preserving and allowing for the reuse of data.




Another programme under SCAYLE, in which education plays a major role and which has had a special prominence at the conference, is the Science and Technology Network of Castilla y León, known as RedCAYLE. This is an advanced communications network for the academic and scientific community, providing a high-capacity communications backbone infrastructure. It is a fibre optic network of more than 1,400 kilometres, distributed throughout the territory of the region and with points of presence in all the provincial capitals, Béjar and Ponferrada.

RedCAYLE provides Internet access through RedIRIS to all public and private universities, technology centres (CARTIF, ITACYL, etc.), scientific centres (CNIEH, Pulsed Lasers, etc.) and all schools in the educational network of Castilla y León, "consolidating itself as a fundamental tool for the cohesion and digital transformation of Castilla y León", said González Corral.

Supercomputing summit

For her part, the Minister of Education wanted to highlight the high level of collaboration within the regional government in favour of projects that place Castilla y León at the summit of supercomputing and quantum communication. "We are at the forefront in this field and this has a direct impact on people's daily lives. This network, which has been renewed in recent years, is also part of the state network Red IRIS NOVA, and offers researchers a first-class technological infrastructure to enable them to carry out their work more efficiently and securely. It is what, in colloquial terms, we could call the Internet of scientists," Lucas explained.

In short, RedCAYLE implies that only universities and advanced researchers, but also for the business sector, can be at the forefront of scientific research in Castilla y León.


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