The agreement will allow access to a large amount of information through the supercomputer “Calendula”.

The University of Salamanca has signed an R & D + i collaboration agreement in connection to smart specialization strategy RIS3, Castilla y Leon. Through this agreement, the University will have access to the Supercomputing CyL public center.  With 1355 km of dark fiber optics, it will be at the disposal of our teachers, researchers and managers. This will aid the University´s digital and technological development and innovation.

Through this agreement, the University of Salamanca will have full access to the services offered by the Supercomputing Center. We will be able to go ahead with many projects connected to virtualization and data management. This will contribute to the University’s technological development in many innovation actions.

This work is made possible by the supercomputer “Calendula”, located in Leon. Thanks to an exclusive optical fiber, it is connected with all the universities in the region. Due to its ability to process a large amount of information, it will be at the University´s service.


The signing ceremony was attended by the rector of the University of Salamanca, Daniel Hernandez Ruipérez. The Advisor for the Environment and the Development of the Junta of Castile and Leon and the President of the Foundation of Supercomputing Centre of Castile and Leon, Juan Carlos Suárez -Quiñones Fernández. As well as, María Victoria Seco, Managing Director of Telecommunications of the Junta de Castile and Leon and Antonio Ruiz-Falcó, Managing Director of the Foundation of Supercomputing Centre of Castile y León.

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Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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