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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: SuperMUC of LRZ (top), Hazel Hen of HLRS (bottom, left), JUWELS of JSC (bottom, right)

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 in the multi-petascale performance range, placing all three individual GCS institutions amongst the most powerful computing centres in the world. With a combined performance of 35 petaflops (Rmax), GCS provides the largest supercomputing infrastructure in Europe. The system architectures implemented at the three GCS centres are complementary to ensure that a broad spectrum of applications can be accommodated. Each GCS centre is connected to X-WiN (DFN) by 2x100 gigabit-per-second data connections, providing optimum data transfer speed on and off Germany’s scientific network backbone. 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 …

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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

International Research Collaboration Computes Climate Past, Present, and Future

Feb. 13, 2019: Canadian-German partnership simulates the climate in Quebec and Bavaria across 150 years. More: International Research Collaboration Computes Climate Past, Present, and Future …

Supercomputing Propels Jet Atomization Research for Industrial Processes

Feb. 8, 2019: Researchers employ HPC to help bring spray simulations to a commercial level. More: Supercomputing Propels Jet Atomization Research for Industrial Processes …

Supercomputing Helps Study Two-Dimensional Materials

Feb. 1, 2019: 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. More: Supercomputing Helps Study Two-Dimensional Materials …

Long-Time GCS Users’ Cosmology Simulation Honored on Postage Stamp

Dec. 21, 2018: The record-breaking galaxy formation simulation, Illustris, can now adorn letters across the globe. More: Long-Time GCS Users’ Cosmology Simulation Honored on Postage Stamp …

Researchers Monitor Electron Behaviour During Chemical Reactions for the First Time

Dec. 21, 2018: Using laser pulses and supercomputing simulations, researchers observe electrons’ motions in real time. More: Researchers Monitor Electron Behaviour During Chemical Reactions for the First Time …