Advanced Computing and e-Science Group

Welcome to the Advanced Computing and e-Science group of the Physics Institute of Cantabria (IFCA), a joint centre with the combined effort of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Cantabria (UC) in Santander, Spain.

Our group was created in 2010 as a response to the growing scientific needs of powerful computing capacities and techniques. Since then, it has steadily expanded both its physical and human resources. At present, IFCA houses Spain’s third most powerful supercomputer, Altamira.

Ongoing and recent projects

International e-Infrastructures

Quick contact


Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC – UC)
Edificio Juan Jordá
Avda. Los Castros s/n,
39005, Santander