Rafael Mayo García es Investigador Científico en el Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) y miembro del Instituto de Ciencias de la Computación Aplicadas de la Universidad de Harvard. Es el responsable de Informática Científica del CIEMAT e Investigador Principal del grupo Sci-Track (http://rdgroups.ciemat.es/web/sci-track/). Sus principales líneas de investigación son la computación de altas prestaciones, informática científica y física computacional.
Latest advances in the RICAP Network for enhancing the access to computational resources in Ibero America.
The Ibero American High Performance Computing Network (RICAP) started on Jan, 1st 2017 aiming to provide the region with a strategic infrastructure in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC) that is complemented with a federated cloud infrastructure for High Throughput Computing (HTC) simulations. RICAP is co-funded by the CYTED Programme  and brings together several Latin American computing centers, Universities, Academic Networks, scientific and technological use cases providers, and one of largest HPC vendors in the world with a consolidated settlement in Mexico. Both the HPC and HTC platforms can be freely accessed by the Ibero American academia either under competitive calls (HPC) or a 24x7 access (HTC). The HPC calls are regularly open via the network website , from where the cloud infrastructure can be logged as well. The work will present the network and how it has improved in the last year their capabilities in order to provide better and more powerful access to their computational offer in an easier way integrating also additional key actors in Ibero America.