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Stuttgart-based Gauss centre certified under the ISO 14001 norm and ISO 50001 framework.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing proudly announces that it will partner with International Supercomputing Conference (ISC20) organizers to once again offer awards, which will take place in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) June 21-25, 2020. The GCS Award will honor the most outstanding research paper submitted to the ISC research paper sessions.

Bavaria-based GCS centre comes home from the annual Supercomputing Conference with award for the second year in a row.

Long-time GCS collaborator and user Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüde discusses his views on the future of supercomputing.

Partnership between JSC, Atos, ParTec, und NVIDIA set to increase computing performance from 12 to 70 petaflops.

Research collaboration between the Australian National University, Intel, and LRZ nominated for Best Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase award at SC19.

With the 22nd GCS Large-Scale Call, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) scientific steering committee approved the allocation of 703 million core hours of computing time to eleven scientifically outstanding German research projects relying on the support of petascale-performance high-performance computing (HPC) technology.

Researchers from the University of Stuttgart use a machine learning algorithm and supercomputing to improve energy efficiency. The results recently appeared in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 

At this year’s Supercomputing conference (SC19), the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) will once again sponsor some of Germany’s brightest collegiate minds, supporting a national student team participating in the prestigious Student Cluster Competition (SCC) which runs Nov. 18–20 at SC19 in Denver, Colorado. Team “deFAUlt”, consisting of six undergraduate students representing the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), is one of four European teams entering the student competition.

University of Freiburg researchers use JSC supercomputing resources to better understand structural material design. The team’s work was published in MRS Communications

Multi-year effort culminates with LRZ receiving ISO/IEC 20000 and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications.

Meet the three GCS centres, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Garching (LRZ) at SC19 in Denver, Colorado (USA). The international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, this year held from Nov. 17–22, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center, is the annually recurring premier event for the global high-performance computing (HPC) community.

Combining earthquake and tsunami computer models of the 2018 tsunami in Palu, researchers identified underlying causes of the deadly tsunami.

From sponsoring students and awards, to speaking and moderating discussions, to hosting guests at its “HPC Happy Hour,” GCS and centres’ staffs were heavily involved in this year’s International Supercomputing Conference.

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) member centre, the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), will play a major role in the newly announced partnership between Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and Google that aims at accelerating research in the field of quantum computing.

The 22nd call for GCS Large-Scale Projects on the three GCS HPC systems Hazel Hen of LRZ, SuperMUC-NG of LRZ, and JUWELS of JSC has been opened. Scientists can now apply for computing time until August 5, 2019, 17:00hrs

On May 27, representatives from the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) and the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) signed an agreement to partner on the Terra_Byte project.

Researchers from Goethe University in Frankfurt have been using HPC resources at HLRS and LRZ to support the massive Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. The results were released in the April edition of Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) proudly announces that it is sponsoring the two German student teams participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the upcoming International Supercomputing Conference (ISC19). 

Meet GCS at ISC19 in Frankfurt am Main (June 16-20, 2019) at booth #B-1310.

Demand for computing time for large-scale simulation projects requiring access to leading-edge high-performance computing (HPC) technologies continues on an unabated high in Germany. With the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing’s (GCS’s) 21st Large-Scale Call, the GCS scientific steering committee approved the allocation of 1.171 billion core hours of computing time to 13 outstanding national research projects.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announces Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Chair of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Garching near Munich, as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. He was elected to chair the GCS board in late April during a GCS council meeting in Garching. It is Prof. Kranzlmüller’s first term as GCS’ Chair of the Board.

Computational astrophysicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich use HPC to recreate the universe’s origins. Their work recently informed a new planetarium exhibition. 

PRACEdays2019 takes place May 13-17, 2019 in Poznan, Poland. Attendees are encouraged to submit applications for posters and other contributions by March 11.

Canadian-German partnership simulates the climate in Quebec and Bavaria over 150 years, primarily focusing on extreme flooding events. The team’s results were recently published in Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

Researchers employ HPC to help bring spray simulations to a commercial level. The team’s work was featured on the cover of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 

HPC helps researchers understand experiments for observing real-time motion of lithium atoms in bi-layer graphene, paving the way for designing new materials for batteries and other electronics.

The 21st call for GCS Large-Scale Projects has been opened. Scientists can now apply for computing time on the three GCS HPC systems Hazel Hen of LRZ, SuperMUC-NG of LRZ, and JUWELS of JSC until February 11, 2019, 17:00hrs

The record-breaking galaxy formation simulation, Illustris, which ran on the GCS HPC systems SuperMUC of LRZ and Hazel Hen of HLRS, can now adorn letters across the globe on a newly released postage stamp. The research projects of a multi-institution team were led by researchers at the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies (HITS) who are long-time users of GCS HPC ressources.

German scientists have succeeded in observing electron motion in real time by using laser pulses and supercomputing simulations. In their pursuit to better understand electrons’ behaviour during a chemical reaction, the researchers of the University of Paderborn and the Fritz Haber Institute Berlin have leveraged supercomputing resources at the HLRS to model this phenomenon. Their findings were recently published in Science.

GCS-sponsored student team deFAUlt, representing the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, wins “silver” and “bronze” awards at SC18 in coveted benchmark challenges, taking fifth place overall. The Student Cluster Competition (SCC) is part of the annual Supercomputing Conference, which this year was held in Dallas, Texas (USA).

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing will partner with ISC19 organizers to once again offer awards at the upcoming International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), which will take place in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) in June of 2019. The GCS Award will honor the most outstanding research paper submitted to the ISC research paper sessions.

The awards, presented this year at the Supercomputing Conference (SC18) in Dallas, Texas, recognize outstanding technical and scientific achievements at high-performance computing (HPC) centres. LRZ has been a driving force in energy efficient HPC, ensuring that each successive supercomputing would be designed with energy efficiency and reuse in mind.

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre’s (LRZ’s) newest supercomputer, SuperMUC-NG, brought GCS back into the biannual list’s top 10 fastest supercomputers in the world. The machine registered 19.46 petaflops in the Linpack benchmark, ranking it in 8th place.

The High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a joint collaboration to build a next-generation supercomputer. The new HPC system Hawk will be 3.5 times faster than HLRS’ current flagship HPC system Hazel Hen.

GCS users from Germany’s leading academic institutions are now able to move data to and from GCS facilities significantly faster—HLRS, JSC, and LRZ will be able to push Germany’s high-speed X-WiN network to its limits. Each GCS centre is connected by 2x100 gigabit-per-second data transfer speed, which is the fastest individual connection to X-WiN.

GCS grants hundreds of millions of computing core hours to leading-edge national science projects. With the 20th Call for Large-Scale Projects, 13 applications met the strict qualification criteria set by the GCS Steering Committee and were awarded in total 816.3 million core hours of computing time on the three GCS HPC systems Hazel Hen, JUWELS and SuperMUC-NG.

GCS proudly supports student team “deFAUlt” in the student cluster competition at the Supercomputing Cconference 2018 (SC18) in Dallas, Texas (USA). The team of six students of the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) of Erlangen-Nuremberg represents Germany in a field of 15 international student teams taking part in the SC18 student challenge.

SC18, the leading international exhibition and conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, will take place in Dallas, Texas, USA, November 11-16, 2018. HLRS (High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart), JSC (Jülich Supercomputing Centre), and LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching/Munich) will again participate in the conference.

The start-up phase of HPC system SuperMUC-NG was officially launched at LRZ on Monday, September 24, 2018. The transition from LRZ’s current SuperMUC machines (Phase I and II) to the third itineration of the SuperMUC series is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) celebrates the installation of a new modular HPC system, the first modular architecture in the world going into operation.

Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode, former Chairman of the Executive Board of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), has been awarded the Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany). The honor is the highest national award for public service in the country.

HLRS high-performance computing resources and data-driven machine learning help researchers of the Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems (IKE) and the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics (ITLR) at the University of Stuttgart model how coal, nuclear, and geothermal power plants could be retrofitted for cleaner, safer, and more efficient and flexible operation.

Three GCS sponsored German student teams competed in the Student Cluster Competition of ISC18, leading to awards and leadership roles in education workshops. The teams of bachelor students represented the Universität Hamburg, the Heidelberg University, and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

As one of the strongest supporters of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC)—held annually in Frankfurt, Germany, and running June 24–28 this year—the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) left a large footprint at one of the world’s largest high-performance computing (HPC) conferences.

Results of computationally intensive simulations, aimed at studying processes in the Earth’s mantle, can now be admired by the visitors of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. The newly added permanent exhibit was made possible thanks to a research project led by Professor Hans-Peter Bunge of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU) run on HPC system SuperMUC of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ).

Scientists can apply for computing time on the three GCS HPC Systems until August 13, 2018, at 17:00hrs.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert, member of the GCS board and Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), was elected as Chair of the PRACE Council during the group’s 30th meeting, He begins a two-year term at the helm of the trans-European supercomputing organization.

Three questions and answers for each of the three GCS Centre Directors help to explain German HPC in a broader context. Each director sheds light on what each centre can do individually to stregthen and support all of Germany's HPC research.

Researchers from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg were awarded the 2018 Gauss Award during the opening session of ISC18 in Frankfurt, Germany. The award-winning research paper explores methods to more accurately model computer chip energy consumption.

GCS significantly increased its support of the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), the largest HPC contest for students, which is part of the annual supercomputing conferences. At ISC18, GCS supports three German university teams (out of 12 total teams) competing.

GCS has sponsored SCC teams for four consecutive years in order to encourage students to take a deeper interest in HPC and develop more HPC skills in Germany. This is the first time GCS has helped three German teams participate in the event.

The 17 ambitious research teams who recieved computing hours represent a wide range of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, atomic and nuclear physics, biology, condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, meteorology, and scientific engineering, among others.

Two cooling technology solutions implanted at the Garching-based GCS centre recently took home first and second prize respectively in the 2018 German Data Centre Awards (Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis).

Dr. Mie Andersen, from Technische Universität München (TUM), who is a Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) user, recently won the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award 2018.

A multi-institutional team comprised of researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, the Max-Planck Institutes for Astrophysics and for Astronomy, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York gives the cosmology community a world-class simulation to study how the universe formed.

With the ongoing cyberattacks against Germany's government institutions in mind, ARD-alpha, a Germany public TV station offering educational programming, broadcasted a telecast dedicated to the topic "Internet Security".

Theoretical physicists and experimentalists collaborate to identify dopants capable of enabling new designs of semiconducting materials.

GCS mourns the loss of Professor Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Wagner, founding member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) and former Chairman of the GCS Scientific Steering Committee. Professor Wagner was a tireless advocate of high-performance computing (HPC) and its value to scientific engineering. He served as head of the Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics of the University of Stuttgart from 1991 until 2004. 

Scientists can apply for computing time on the three GCS HPC Systems installed at the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre at Garching near Munich (LRZ), until February 23, 2018.

Multi-disciplinary research team uses theory and experiment on its journey to understand material and geologic processes in high pressure and temperature conditions.

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) announced that a contract with Intel and Lenovo was signed to build SuperMUC-NG, the next generation of the centre’s leading-edge supercomputers. SuperMUC-NG will be capable of 26.7 petaflops at its theoretical peak.

A two-day workshop at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) brought together infrastructure experts from German supercomputing centers to discuss strategies for building more sustainable systems.

The GCS-sponsored team TUMany segFAUlts recently returned from this year's student cluster competition (SCC) at SC17 in Boulder, Colorado. Unforeseen technical difficulties nearly prevented the six-student team from competing, but they didn't give up so easily.

The three GCS centres HLRS (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart), JSC (Jülich Supercomputing Centre) and LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching near Munich) are working to implement better network tools and cooperation.

GCS approved 23 large-scale projects during the 18th call for large-scale proposals. GCS awards large-scale allocations to researchers focused on solving the world’s most pressing problems as they relate to a wide range of disciplines.

A multidisciplinary team recreated the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami event in the largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date. The team was awarded Best Paper at the world’s premier supercomputing conference, SC17.

Researchers at LMU and TUM in Munich are up for best paper at SC17 after simulating one of the largest, most violent earthquakes in history.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) is pleased to announce that it is continuing to serve as a co-sponsor of undergraduate students participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the Supercomputing Conference 2017 (SC17) in Denver, Colorado/USA (Nov. 12-17, 2017).

The three GCS centres HLRS, JSC, and LRZ are participating in this year's Supercomputing Conference (SC17) from November 12 -17, in Denver, Colorado (USA).

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich are using satellite imagery and supercomputing to predict city buildings’ risks for structural degradation and damage.

A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Britta Nestler at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences works on the frontline of advanced material design, using computation to model new material properties.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing's 10 years at the leading edge was highlighted through awards and prominent roles at the ISC High Performance conference, held June 18–22 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The three GCS HPC systems deliver in sum a peak performance of currently more than 20 Petaflops. Scientists can apply for computing time on the three GCS HPC Systems until August 14, 2017, at 17:00hrs.

For this edition, GCS published both a German and an English version of its image brochure, which highlights the ways the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing is contributing to HPC research in Germany and across Europe.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing has been a unified force for ten years, combining the strength of Germany's three HPC centers to support leading edge computing research. A recent feature was published that highlights the past, present and future of GCS.

GCS-sponsored team FAU Boyzz, six students of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU), walked away from the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at ISC17 with the trophy for the coveted SCC High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark challenge.

The German federal ministry praised GCS's accomplishments and announced newly increased support for supercomputing. The primary focus will be on improving power, efficiency, and training as computing moves toward exascale.

GCS has secured funding for another decade of excellence and innovation in high-performance computing from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the science ministries of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhein-Westphalia.

With the help of HLRS's Hazel Hen supercomputer, an RWTH Aachen University team reaches a new milestone in modeling turbulence, paving the road to better power plant modeling and design in the future.

Team “FAUboyzz” will be representing the Friedrich-Alexander Universät Erlangen Nürnberg at ISC17. The multi-disciplinary team consists of six students studying computational engineering, computer science and medical engineering at FAU.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing approved 30 large-scale projects during the 17th call for large-scale proposals, set to run from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. Combined, these projects received 2.1 billion core hours, marking the highest total ever delivered by the three GCS centres.

Scientists at the Paderborn University and the University of Duisburg–Essen recently published a paper in Nature about phase transitions. High performance computing resources at the HLRS enabled the investigators to explain the physics behind their unexpected discovery.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch is the new chairman of the GCS Board of Directors. Resch has served as director of the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) for more than a decade, and is also director of the Institute for High-Performance Computing (IHR) at the University of Stuttgart.

Effective April 1, 2017, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at GCS member Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Garching. Kranzlmüller succeeds Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Arndt Bode, who has been Chairman of the Board since October 1, 2008.

Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister for Education and Research, was one of many who visited HLRS's booth at this year's CeBIT to learn more about AR technology and the benefits of high-performance computing.

By extending its partnership as a PRACE 2 hosting member, GCS will again take a leading role in HPC in Europe and will significantly contribute to boost scientific and industrial advancement by offering principal investigators access to GCS's world-class HPC infrastructure to be used for approved large-scale research activities.

An international team of scientists collected soil samples, including the microbes living in them, in lowland rainforests of Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador. The DNA was extracted and sequenced, and then more than 130 million sequences were analyzed using the SuperMUC supercomputer.

The new training center of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) opened on March 7. The 2,003 sqm complex will now provide excellent facilities for the various types of HPC and IT trainings offered by HLRS.

Meet the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover (March 20-24). Representatives of the HRLS visualization department will demonstrate how HPC plays an essential role in vehicle development and safety research.

Scientists can apply for computing time on the three GCS HPC Systems until February 20, 2017, 17:00hrs

GCS member Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) has scheduled another Big Blue Gene Week January 25 to February 1, 2017. The BlueGene/Q supercomputer JUQUEEN at JSC will be dedicated exclusively to large-scale massively parallel computations.

The workshop provides selected application teams the opportunity to scale their codes up to 1.8 million hardware threads via exclusive access to the entire Blue Gene/Q at JSC.

The award is in recognition of Professor Nestler's internationally acknowledged research in computer based materials sciences and her efforts in the development of new material models using multiscale and multiphysical approaches which leverage highly flexible and complex simulation environments.

SC16, the world’s largest supercomputing conference, took place in Salt Lake City, USA. College undergraduates from across the globe attended, vying for victory in the Student Cluster Competition. The only European participants were two teams from Germany.

The new supercomputing world record was set by scaling ANSYS Fluent to more than 170,000 computer cores on the GCS high performance computing (HPC) system Hazel Hen hosted at HLRS.

With the conclusion of the 16th Large-Scale Call, GCS approved the allocation of in sum 1,068 million core hours of computing time to 17 scientifically outstanding German research activities. Projects come from the fields of Astrophysics, Chemistry, Earth and Environment, Elementary Particle Physics, Life Sciences, Materials Sciences, and Scientific Engineering.

Two German undergraduate teams are in the news for their inclusion in the 2016 Student Cluster Competition, a 48-hour challenge held on the SC16 showground. The two teams will be the only teams from Europe competing this year.

An international team of researchers achieved a major break-through in the ongoing quest to profile dark matter. The spectacular findings were given additional honour by the Editorial Board of NATURE Magazine, where they were published on November 2.

The three member centres of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing will present their research activities in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC) in their respective booths at this year's Supercomputing Conference (SC16), held Nov. 13-18 in Salt Lake City, USA.

GCS will provide financial support for two German teams that were accepted for the multi-disciplinary HPC challenge at SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA): team PhiClub of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and team segFAUlt representing the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

Representatives from the three Gauss Centres attended the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) from June 19-23 in Frankfurt. Activities at ISC16 included exhibitions, workshops, awards and much more.

A team of researchers was able to predict whether a specific standard drug for the treatment of breast cancer will help an individual patient or not, and they achieved it with help of SuperMUC at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), with all its resources at their disposal to generate and plough through a vast amount of data.

The European Physical Society (EPS) recognizes Meißner’s developments and applications of effective field theories in hadron and nuclear physics.

GCS will act as official sponsor of this event, the Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (STC2016), which will take place at the campus of the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) from September 26 - 29, 2016.

With the 15th GCS Large-Scale Call, the scientific steering committee of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) approved the allocation of 1,650 million core hours of computing time to 21 scientifically outstanding national research projects. Both numbers mark all-time highs in the history of GCS.

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kröner and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wellein are the new Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively of the GCS Steering Committee, a panel overseeing the assignment of computing time on the GCS HPC systems.

The prime goal of these workshops, for which more than 20 application teams had qualified, was to improve the computational efficiency of applications by expanding their parallel scalability across the hundreds of thousands of compute cores of the GCS supercomputers JUQUEEN and SuperMUC.

An international team of researchers presents a new method in the current issue of Nature Magazine that uses supercomputers to produce detailed simulations of how heavy metals form inside stars.