In May, 2021, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) joined the GAIA-X association. GAIA-X aims at fostering creative exchange between technology experts in industry, academia, and governments throughout Europe in an effort to ultimately develop a common data infrastructure across the continent. The organization formally became a European non-profit organization in September, 2020, and has since made calls to invite new companies or institutions to participate in the initiative.
As Germany’s leading high-performance computing (HPC) organization, GCS leadership felt that expertise at the 3 GCS centres—the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre—could not only effectively support GAIA-X’s mission, but also ensured that GCS got involved in an effort that could ultimately improve HPC services, data management, and storage in Europe, helping ensure GCS users have access to the safest and most efficient infrastructure possible.
“We are happy to be the newest member of the GAIA-X association,” said Dr. Claus-Axel Müller, Managing Director of GCS. “Our first priority is always ensuring that our users come first, and that they are able to spend their time focused on science rather than spending hours dealing with moving and storing data. We believe that European science is most successful when we are working together, and GAIA-X embodies that collaborative spirit.”
For more information on GAIA-X, please visit the association’s website.