The Supercomputing Centre of Castilla y León (SCAYLE), a member of the European Digital Innovation Centre DIGIS3, is preparing a "programmed intervention" to activate its 235 new servers. This is great news, made possible thanks to the 6.2 million euros financed by European REACT-EU funds, which will increase the computing capacity of the Caléndula supercomputer tenfold.
The new equipment arrived at the León facilities at the end of 2023, and it is now necessary to follow the appropriate steps for its correct installation. The servers will boost the training of artificial neural networks and generative artificial intelligence systems, as they will increase the number of possible operations per second to 800 trillion (8,000 TeraFLOPS). In addition, SCAYLE will also be able to considerably increase the RAM memory (450 TeraBytes), which is particularly relevant for the genomic research being carried out by different research groups in the region.
This increase in SCAYLE's capacity comes after it exceeded 27.69 million hours of calculation in its different systems in 2023, following the addition of 53 new users from the region's four public universities, seven companies and two scientific and technological institutions. As for the contribution to the calls for proposals of the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES), in the last year work continued normally in the different four-monthly calls for proposals. Since joining the RES in 2015, around 105.5 million processor hours have been assigned to the different projects and more than 100 research groups from multiple centres and organisations have made use of the calculation system.
Congratulations to DIGIS3, as it is a source of pride that its members are growing, and that they have more funding and tools and are able to offer better services. The well-deserved development of SCAYLE is a new technological milestone for Castilla y León that will benefit the business network, contributing to the smart, sustainable and cohesive digital transformation advocated by DIGIS3.