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Supercomputing at the Leading Edge
A Key Technology for Science and Engineering

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) provides the most powerful high-performance computing infrastructure in Europe to serve a broad range of research and industrial activities in various disciplines. GCS is the alliance of the three national supercomputing centres High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching near Munich (LRZ).

Supercomputers of GCS

HPC Services and Computing Time

GCS boosts computational science and engineering by offering a world-class computing and networking infrastructure. Each GCS centre hosts supercomputer systems well beyond the 1 Petaflops performance mark, placing all three individual GCS institutions amongst the most powerful computing centres in the world. The system architectures implemented at the three GCS centres are complementary to ensure that a broad spectrum of applications can be accommodated. Furthermore, all three GCS centres feature state-of-the-art visualisation facilities and provide a wide range of tools and services for optimal user support. More: HPC Services and Computing Time …

Training course participants

Training courses

GCS proudly provides first class training opportunities for German and international researchers and scientists. A large pool of highly qualified scientists as trainers with a training experience of well over 300 trainer-years ensures a superb quality of the comprehensive training program offered, which helps enable users of HPC infrastructures to maximize efficiency and research output on supercomputing systems. More: Training courses …

Additional Information


July 31, 2015: GCS reflects on a very successful ISC'15 with its participation in a large number of sessions, workshops, tutorials, award winnings, and its presentation in the exhibition hall. More: GCS@ISC'15 …

45th Edition of TOP500

July 23, 2015: The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resumes its status of a global heavyweight in High-Performance Computing (HPC). More: 45th Edition of TOP500 …

SuperMUC Phase 2 Inaugurated

June 29, 2015: SuperMUC Phase 2 pushes the peak performance of LRZ's HPC system to 8.6 Petaflops. More: SuperMUC Phase 2 Inaugurated …

16 National Science Projects Supported With 13th GCS Large Scale Call

May 22, 2015: GCS awards close to 1 billion compute core hours to support 16 national scientific research projects. More: 16 National Science Projects Supported With 13th GCS Large Scale Call …