High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart and TRUMPF Launch New Cooperation
Newsflash 02/2024 –

Using one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers for industry, the technology company will develop AI models and produce virtual prototypes.

The leading technology company TRUMPF signed a collaboration agreement with the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) to make large-scale computing resources available at HLRS for TRUMPF employees. HLRS is one of the three national centres that make up the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS).

HLRS will provide access to its supercomputer Hawk, which has a peak performance of 26 petaFLOPS, the equivalent of 26 quadrillion (26 x 1015) computing operations per second. Hawk is among the most powerful computers for industry in Europe. At the end of 2024, HLRS’s capabilities will be expanded with the installation of its next-generation supercomputer, Hunter, which will have a peak performance of 39 petaFLOPS. The participants in the partnership also hope to identify new applications of high-performance computing in industry.

TRUMPF uses its own high-performance computers for simpler simulations. More complex tasks that require higher precision, however, are only possible using supercomputers like those at HLRS. One potential application is the simulation of quantum computers, which is so computationally demanding that in the future it will benefit from the acceleration offered by HLRS’s supercomputers. TRUMPF has also offered its customers machine tools that use artificial intelligence to make their work faster and more effective. In the future, the company will expand this range of offerings with new solutions.

For more information about the agreement, read the original press release on the HLRS website.


GCS is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the German State of Baden-Württemberg, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts.