The GCS offers a highest-level computing and networking infrastructure.
At JSC a new IBM
Blue Gene/Q system called JUQUEEN with about 5.9 PetaFlop/s peak performance has been
available for highly scalable application codes since January 2013.
A new IBM iDataPlex
system called SuperMUC with 3 PetaFlop/s peak performance is available for
large-scale projects at LRZ since August 2012.
HLRS recently opened the user operation on the
first installation step of HERMIT based on CRAY XE6 with AMD Interlagos and Gemini
Interconnect with more than 1 PetaFlop/s peak performance.
The architectures of these machines are complementary and can accommodate a broad
spectrum of applications. The systems within the GCS are continuously upgraded in a round
Users are encouraged to choose a centre that provides the architecture and software most appropriate for their programs.