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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

FAU Student Team Delivers Spirited Performance at SCC

Nov. 29, 2018: GCS-sponsored team deFAUlt wins ”silver“ and ”bronze“ in coveted benchmark challenges at SC18. More: FAU Student Team Delivers Spirited Performance at SCC …

GCS Sponsors Research Paper Award at ISC19 - Call for Papers Open

At ISC19, the GCS will again sponsor the call for research papers with the GCS Award honoring the most outstanding research paper. Submissions will be accepted through December 12, 2018 More: GCS Sponsors Research Paper Award at ISC19 - Call for Papers Open …

LRZ, Lenovo, and Intel Earn HPCwire Editor’s Choice Award for Energy-Efficient HPC

Nov. 15, 2018: In its most recent Readers' and Editor's Choice Awards, trade publication HPCwire named LRZ's SuperMUC-NG system the editor's choice for energy efficient HPC use. More: LRZ, Lenovo, and Intel Earn HPCwire Editor’s Choice Award for Energy-Efficient HPC …

HLRS and HPE Collaborate to Build World’s Fastest Supercomputer for Industrial Production

Nov. 13, 2018: The HLRS and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a joint collaboration to build and deliver for HLRS a next-generation supercomputer, 3.5 times faster than its current system. More: HLRS and HPE Collaborate to Build World’s Fastest Supercomputer for Industrial Production …

SuperMUC-NG Leads the Way in GCS’ Return to Top500 Prominence

Nov. 13, 2018: In the latest Top500 list, announced at the SC18 in Dallas, Texas, the LRZ’s newest supercomputer, SuperMUC-NG, brought GCS back into the biannual list’s top 10 for the first time since June, 2016. More: SuperMUC-NG Leads the Way in GCS’ Return to Top500 Prominence …

InHPC-DE Project Maximizes High-Speed Data Connection

Nov. 11, 2018: 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. More: InHPC-DE Project Maximizes High-Speed Data Connection …

20th GCS Large-Scale Call

Nov. 07, 2018: GCS grants hundreds of millions of computing core hours to leading-edge national science projects. More: 20th GCS Large-Scale Call …