Reporting Obligations Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V.


As the HPC technologies provided by GCS are openly accessible to all scientists and researchers, all research conducted by using the publicly funded HPC systems is aimed at servicing the “public interest”. As a consequence, results and findings achieved in the realm of these simulation projects need to be made publicly available, and certain reporting obligations do apply:

Status report

This report must be submitted after twelve months counting from the start date of the last allocation period of the project in case the project applies for a continuation or extension. The status report should not exceed a maximum of 10 pages and must be uploaded together with the application for a project extension/continuation as a separate file and should cover the last twelve months of the project.

Final report

The final report is due three months after the end of the GCS lage-scale project and one month after the end of the GCS regular project, respectively. The report must not exceed a maximum of 18 pages. It should focus on the scientific and technical outcome. Moreover, it should explain, how the granted computing time was spend within the project.

Both reports should include the following:

  • The precise results which were obtained during the last computing period.
  • Statements about the use of the computer in your project with respect to performance, scaling behaviour, main storage requirements and disk storage requirements.
  • Publications that were published in peer reviewed journals during this period (no conference contributions or posters).
  • Ph.D. theses which were completed in the realm of the project (please give name of the author and the title of the thesis).
  • Attractive colour pictures which were created in your project to present your results, which can be interesting for a general public. We would ask your permission to use these pictures in GCS or JSC publications.
  • Please follow the template for the status/final report with respect to form, content and size.

 Template for the Status/Final Report (PDF, 55 kB)
 Template for the Status/Final Report (docx, 25 kB)
 Template for the Status/Final Report as a Tex file (FileTypex-tar, 26 kB)

The final report has to be uploaded here.

Report for publication on the GCS website 

For all GCS computing time projects, a report for publication on the GCS website has to be submitted within three months of conclusion of the project. For on-going projects running more than two years an interim project report needs to be submitted within three months after the second project year. It should describe briefly the scientific and technical goals/challenges and results of the project achieved so far. This report for the GCS website aims at introducing the science and research activities to the general audience without a scientific background. For details about form and content see our “instructions for authors” page.