BSC, established in 2005, serves as the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain. BSC hosts the MareNostrum supercomputer. The mission of the BSC-CNS is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. The BSC-CNS not only strives to become a first-class research center in supercomputing, but also in areas of computer sciences like real-time systems. At an international level, the BSC-CNS has already participated in an impressive number of activities. The BSC-CNS is particularly active in the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes of the European Commission, participating in more than 60 high-profile research projects both as a partner and as a coordinator, also specifically on FP7 real-time systems MERASA, parMERASA, VETESS and PROARTIS and being project coordinators in PROARTIS, TEXT, VELOX, ENCORE, MONTBLANC and RISC.