The JUWELS Booster module, hosted at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)—one of the three centres comprising the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS)—remains the most powerful high-performance computing (HPC) system in all of Europe. This was confirmed with the 57th edition of the Top500 list, showcasing the world’s fastest supercomputers, which was released on June 28, 2021 during the ISC High-Performance 2021 Digital conference. Delivering a peak performance of 71 Petaflops, the Atos-built Jülich HPC system is listed 8th in the latest Top500 rankings.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) continues its role as sponsor of student teams up to the challenge of competing in international contests aimed at showcasing their high-performance computing (HPC) expertise. At the upcoming Student Cluster Competition (SCC), which is an integral part of the annually held International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), GCS proudly supports “The Heidelbears”. The six students from Heidelberg University are representing Germany in a field of 13 international teams that qualified for this year’s student contest, which will take place from May 24 to June 28, 2021. Other competitors come from China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) proudly announces that it is sponsoring the two German student teams participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the upcoming International Supercomputing Conference (ISC19). 

GCS proudly supports student team “deFAUlt” in the student cluster competition at the Supercomputing Cconference 2018 (SC18) in Dallas, Texas (USA). The team of six students of the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) of Erlangen-Nuremberg represents Germany in a field of 15 international student teams taking part in the SC18 student challenge.

GCS has sponsored SCC teams for four consecutive years in order to encourage students to take a deeper interest in HPC and develop more HPC skills in Germany. This is the first time GCS has helped three German teams participate in the event.

GCS-sponsored team FAU Boyzz, six students of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU), walked away from the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at ISC17 with the trophy for the coveted SCC High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark challenge.