Gauss Centre for Supercomputing at ISC’12 Hamburg (June 17-21, 2012) (Press Release No. 06/2012)
New PRACE Call for Proposals - Tier-0 and DECI
The 3rd PRACE Project Access call for proposals for Tier-0 systems, the highest supercomputer class, is now open. Synchronized with this call, the PRACE Pilot Call for national systems (Tier-1) has also opened. After the end of the DEISA project (Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications), the former DECI calls are to be continued under the PRACE banner. Both calls will close on 22 June 2011, 16:00 CEST.
24 May 2011 - JSC News
PRACE Awards New Research Projects
The first regular PRACE allocation period started on 1 November 2010. After scientific evaluation and prioritization, nine of the 59 proposals were accepted in this highly competitive process. These projects, four from the field of Engineering and Energy, three from Fundamental Physics, and one each from the fields of Chemistry and Materials and from Medicine and Life Sciences, were awarded a total of about 360 million compute core hours
1 November 2010 - JSC News
Next PRACE Call
The next PRACE call for Tier-0 computing time grants was issued on 1 November 2010 with a deadline of 11 January 2011. It offers, in addition to the 360 million compute core hours on JUGENE, 40 million compute core hours on Curie, the new cluster from Bull funded by GENCI and hosted by CEA. Allocations will be for one year starting from 1 May 2011.
see also PRACE HPC Access page
New work file system on JUGENE
In order to double the performance of the file system as well as to establish a new directory structure, the work file system on JUGENE ($WORK) will be replaced by a new file system. Because of the huge amount of data, we kindly ask our JUGENE users for their support as their active help will be needed in this regard.
1 September 2010 - JSC news
PRACE Early Access Projects Granted
Since 1 August 2010, PRACE has been providing supercomputer resources on the highest level (Tier-0) to European researchers. Ten projects were accepted to run their applications on JUGENE in Jülich.
JSC News No. 188, September 2010
Kick-off for PRACE-1IP
On 30 - 31 August 2010, PRACE-1IP, the first implementation phase project for the PRACE research infrastructure, held its kick-off meeting at LRZ in Garching.
JSC News No. 188, September 2010
Call for GCS Large-Scale Projects
The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing is issuing its fourth call for large-scale projects. Projects are classified as "large-scale" if they require more than 5 % of the potentially available CPU cycles on the high-end system of a member centre. The proposals must be submitted until 1 September 2010.
First PRACE Call for Proposals
PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on the PRACE resources via a peer review process. This call marks the first opportunity for researchers to apply for PRACE resources on the IBM BlueGene/P - JUGENE - hosted by the Gauss-Centre member site in Jülich, Germany. The proposals must be submitted until 15 August 2010.
see also PRACE News, 15 June 2010
Jülich Supercomputer JUGENE is Still Europe's Fastest Computer
In the TOP500, the global ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers published on 31 May, Jülich computers occupy leading positions. JUGENE, Europe's fastest computer, holds 5th place, and JUROPA / HPC-FF, the computer tandem developed in Jülich, is ranked 14th in the world and 3rd in Europe. QPACE (131st), also located at Jülich, continues to be the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world.
31 May 2010 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich
PRACE Early Access Call
PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on the PRACE resources via a peer review process. This call marks the first opportunity for researchers to apply for PRACE resources. It is an early access call inviting applications for the first HPC system available to researchers through PRACE: the IBM BlueGene/P - JUGENE - hosted by the Gauss-Centre member site in Jülich, Germany. The proposals must be submitted until 10 June 2010.
see also PRACE News, 10 May 2010
Enormous demand for computing time on JUGENE
The recent call for applications for computing time on the supercomputers at Jülich has met with a tremendous response. About 170 project applications have been received, requesting about seven times the computing time available on the petaflop computer JUGENE as well as on the general purpose supercomputer JUROPA.
March 2010 - article in JSC News No. 183
New call for large-scale projects
A new call for large-scale projects has been issued. The deadline for answering is 2 March 2010.
30 January 2010 - Large-scale projects call 2010-02
Jülich Supercomputers Still on Top of the World
Places 4 and 13 in the latest global ranking / World's most energy-efficient supercomputer
16 November 2009 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich
Europe's Fastest Computer Unveiled in Jülich
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing gets the first European petaflop computer / Three new supercomputers for European research now in Jülich
26 May 2009 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich
Call for large-scale projects
The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) has issued its first call for large-scale projects. This call applies to the petaflop supercomputer JUGENE.
9 April 2009 - Large-scale projects call 2009-04, article in JSC News No. 173
Gauss-Zentrum holt ersten "Peta-Computer" Europas nach Jülich
Neuer Rechner leistet mehr als 50 000 PCs
10 February 2009 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich (in German)
JUGENE still ranked no. 1 in Europe
Jülich is going to enhance the supercomputer site / Supercomputer JUROPA with 200 teraflop/s to be expected in spring 2009
17 November 2008 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich (in German)
Supercomputer JUGENE Still on Top of the World
With 180 teraflop/s Jülichs supercomputer occupies place 6 in the world ranking / Plans for new supercomputers
18 June 2008 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich
GAUSS Allianz gegründet: Deutsche Rechenzentren bündeln ihre Kräfte
18 June 2008 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich (in German)
Fastest Civil Supercomputer in the World Officially Unveiled in Jülich
Milestone for German and European Computer-Assisted Research
22 February 2008 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich
PRACE project launched
PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has reached another milestone in its mission to create a European high-performance computing infrastructure.
January 2008, article in JSC News No. 161
Supercomputing: Jülich Amongst World Leaders Again
Jülich's new supercomputer JUGENE is the fastest computer used for civil purposes worldwide and is second in the TOP500 list
12 November 2007 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich
TOP500: GAUSS Supercomputers are the Fastest in Germany
Thanks to decisive expansion, 1st place in Europe will be achieved in autumn
27 June 2007 - press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich
Gauss and PACE: Combining Resources establishes powerful Supercomputing Organizations
Spring 2007 - Article in inSiDE Vol. 5 No. 1
Information Event on May 14th, 2007 in Berlin
Das GCS informiert über den Status der Zusammenarbeit der drei Höchstleistungsrechenzentren und berichtet über Entwicklungen auf der europäischen Ebene und über weitere Planungen.
April 2007 - joint invitation of Forschungszentrum Jülich, HLRS Stuttgart, and LRZ Garching
shown presentations as pdf
Europe's biggest computer centre:
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing
Combining German supercomputing capacities establishes Europe's most powerful computing network
21 March 2007 - joint press release from Forschungszentrum Jülich, HLRS Stuttgart, and LRZ Garching
Bundesforschungsministerin Schavan: Höchstleistungsrechner
stärkt Forschungsstandort Deutschland
Neubau des Leibniz-Rechenzentrums in Garching eröffnet / Höchstleistungsrechner
wird Teil des größten europäischen Rechnerverbundes
21 July 2006 - BMBF press release 131/2006
Schavan: Strategische Allianz schafft größten europäischen Rechnerverbund
Höchstleistungsrechenzentren Jülich, München und Stuttgart schließen sich zu Verbund zusammen / Bundesforschungsministerium fördert Vernetzung und Kooperation mit 30 Millionen Euro
13 June 2006 - BMBF press release 125/2006