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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

21st Call for Large-Scale Projects Open

Jan. 14, 2019: The 21st call for GCS Large-Scale Projects has been opened. Scientists can now apply for computing time until February 11, 2019, 17:00hrs. More: 21st Call for Large-Scale Projects Open …

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 …

GCSnews, Dez. 2018

Dec. 14, 2018 - Check out the latest GCSnews (#21/December 2018 - in German language). More: GCSnews, Dez. 2018 …

LRZ, Lenovo, and Intel Earn HPCwire Editors' Choice Award for Energy-Efficient HPC

Nov. 15, 2018: In its most recent Readers' and Editors' 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 Editors' 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 …