North-Eastern Brazilian’s Transport Network Study

HPC-Competence Center

Galician Supercomputing Centre (CESGA) is a public HPC Centre; bringing HPC, High bandwidth communications, storage, and advanced services to the Galician research community, Galician university academic system, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and industry, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It aims to contribute to the advancement of science and technology, through research and application of HPC and other information technology resources for the benefit of society as a whole.
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The Enterprise

Established in the eighties, PROYFE is a Spanish SME with 40 employees dedicated to civil engineering and architecture, as a consulting and engineering service provider, in a wide range of construction activities. With a multidisciplinary team of civil, channel and ports engineers, mining experts; together with agronomists, forestry engineers, architects and biologists. It aims to provide innovative solutions with a minimal impact on the environment and with the objective of improving life quality through infrastructures.

How HPC makes the difference

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3D Railway Model

The prospect of conducting a study on the multi-modal transport network in north-eastern Brazil, required the ability to handle a big amount of data. The initial data were the number of jobs per productive sector and micro region. In order to get statistical information, the team at CESGA opted to use the R programming language, and did demonstrate that a task that took hours to complete on a standard workstation can be completed in few minutes using HPC infrastructure. PROYFE’s CEO, José Manuel Moure Vieites, have stated that CESGA’s HPC infrastructure and expertise have been instrumental resource to solve their complex big-data problems delivering significant improvements on time and capacity of the operation.