Mateo Valero, Barcelona Supercomputing Center director: “Barcelona will become a meeting point for the design of high-performance chips”

28 Oct 2022

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The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), a state-of-the-art infrastructure in Catalonia that hosts more than 700 international researchers, will join forces with US tech company Intel to build a €400M microchip design lab in Barcelona.

Mateo Valero, director of the BSC, explains in this interview how this will be one of the largest labs in the world that will create high-performance chips to be used in applications such as the future autonomous cars, supercomputers, and Artificial Intelligence. The microchip lab expects to create 1,000 new jobs in Barcelona in the next five years.

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