The Universidad de Cantabria - UC is a young modern public institution whose main purpose is to contribute to social progress through a firm commitment to teaching and scientific excellence. The expertise of the Universidad de Cantabria is concentrated in the disciplines of engineering, medicine, physics, economics, and business administration, among others. In addition to the initial degree programs and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programs and courses. The Universidad de Cantabria has around 12,000 students and some 2,000 staff members.
UC collaborates closely and on a permanent basis with enterprises, government and institutions in order to develop projects and studies of many different kinds, all of which require a high degree of specialization and competence. UC has been involved in 20 FP6 projects and is currently participating in 22 FP7 projects in different thematic areas. UC is also participating in other European projects.
The UC has researchers with a strong background in HPC networking research. Among others, they gave relevant contributions to the fields of network topologies (e.g. Gaussian Networks, Twisted Torus), flow control and deadlock-avoidance mechanisms (e.g. Bubble flow control, used in the IBM BlueGene supercomputers), fault tolerant mechanisms (e.g. Inmunet), and deadlock-free routing mechanisms (e.g. novel routing mechanisms for high-radix Dragonfly topologies).