The three leading German HPC facilities have different approaches to tackling the issue of sustainable supercomputing, but all centres are dedicated to environmental stewardship.

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.

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.

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).

A two-day workshop at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) brought together infrastructure experts from German supercomputing centers to discuss strategies for building more sustainable systems.