Alya Red is a project of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center for simulating a human heart. The project is an integrative collaboration action with medical doctors, bioengineers and computational mechanics researchers from several countries. The goal is to use HPC techniques to develop a Computational Cardiac Model, including electrophysiology, mechanical deformation and fluid mechanics.
Scientific background of the project is explained in the following publications:
Vázquez, M., Arís, R., Houzeaux, G., Aubry, R., Villar, P., Garcia-Barnés, J., Gil, D. and Carreras, F. (2011), A massively parallel computational electrophysiology model of the heart. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 27: 1911–1929.
Lafortune, P., Arís, R., Vázquez, M. and Houzeaux, G. (2012), Coupled electromechanical model of the heart: Parallel finite element formulation. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 28: 72–86.