About CCS

Facilities and infrastructure

Building 5th, E.T.S. Ingenieros Informáticos, UPM.

The Center consists of several research groups scattered in different schools and universities in Madrid. Each group has its own facilities (offices, laboratories, etc.), but the Center also share a common area at the E.T.S. Ingenieros Informáticos, UPM, room 5007 (building 5th, ground floor), in Campus Montegancedo (see contact information and directions for further information).

The UPM also manages the Madrid Supercomputing and Visualization Center (Centro de Supercomputación y Visualizacion de Madrid, CeSViMa). It has one of the largest computers in the country. With close to 5.000 cores it was the fastest computer in Spain in 2011, according to the Top500 list. CeSViMa allows the Center to participate in projects that would have been impossible otherwise. CeSViMa has provided supercomputing services to hundreds of projects since it was started in 2005. The positive impact of this type of centers on their hosting universities is widely acknowledged and has been the subject of many publications. It is also well documented that the strongest the research involvement of the center, the larger the return of the investment for the university.