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New, hybrid format presents new challenges and opportunities as European undergraduates return to the event in-person after a two-year, virtual-only format.

With the 26th Call for Large-Scale Projects, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) allocated roughly 1.4 billion computing core hours to challenging national research projects requiring the support of high-performance computing (HPC) technology. In total, the GCS scientific steering granted 15 project access to Germany’s three national HPC centres.

New BMBF-funded project focuses on co-design of next-generation quantum computing technologies and integrating these tools into traditional computing centres.

Germany’s leading HPC centres collectively provide roughly 130 petaflops of performance, and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s Booster module for JUWELS leads to a top 3 ranking in the Green500 list.

Multinational, multigenerational research team focuses on efficiently solving large systems of linear equations common in countless HPC applications.

As the first major supercomputing center in all of Europe, GCS member High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) has received certification under the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). The accomplishment is the culmination of a multiyear effort to create and implement a comprehensive sustainability concept that guides HLRS's operation and will help shape its future growth.

HLRS, JSC, and LRZ staff collaborate to transfer files efficiently around the world in conjunction with the annual SC Asia conference.

Stuttgart-based Gauss centre certified under the ISO 14001 norm and ISO 50001 framework.

Bavaria-based GCS centre comes home from the annual Supercomputing Conference with award for the second year in a row.

With the 22nd GCS Large-Scale Call, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) scientific steering committee approved the allocation of 703 million core hours of computing time to eleven scientifically outstanding German research projects relying on the support of petascale-performance high-performance computing (HPC) technology.

Multi-year effort culminates with LRZ receiving ISO/IEC 20000 and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications.

From sponsoring students and awards, to speaking and moderating discussions, to hosting guests at its “HPC Happy Hour,” GCS and centres’ staffs were heavily involved in this year’s International Supercomputing Conference.

The record-breaking galaxy formation simulation, Illustris, which ran on the GCS HPC systems SuperMUC of LRZ and Hazel Hen of HLRS, can now adorn letters across the globe on a newly released postage stamp. The research projects of a multi-institution team were led by researchers at the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies (HITS) who are long-time users of GCS HPC ressources.

Three GCS sponsored German student teams competed in the Student Cluster Competition of ISC18, leading to awards and leadership roles in education workshops. The teams of bachelor students represented the Universität Hamburg, the Heidelberg University, and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert, member of the GCS board and Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), was elected as Chair of the PRACE Council during the group’s 30th meeting, He begins a two-year term at the helm of the trans-European supercomputing organization.

Researchers from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg were awarded the 2018 Gauss Award during the opening session of ISC18 in Frankfurt, Germany. The award-winning research paper explores methods to more accurately model computer chip energy consumption.

Two cooling technology solutions implanted at the Garching-based GCS centre recently took home first and second prize respectively in the 2018 German Data Centre Awards (Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis).

Dr. Mie Andersen, from Technische Universität München (TUM), who is a Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) user, recently won the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award 2018.

A multidisciplinary team recreated the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami event in the largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date. The team was awarded Best Paper at the world’s premier supercomputing conference, SC17.

The new supercomputing world record was set by scaling ANSYS Fluent to more than 170,000 computer cores on the GCS high performance computing (HPC) system Hazel Hen hosted at HLRS.

The European Physical Society (EPS) recognizes Meißner’s developments and applications of effective field theories in hadron and nuclear physics.