On May 1, 2021, the latest round of leading-edge large-scale projects began for users of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing’s (GCS) three high-performance computing (HPC) systems—Hawk at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), JUWELS at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and SuperMUC-NG at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Garching near Munich. As part of the organization’s 25th Call for Large-Scale Projects, GCS leadership approved 1.6 billion core hours for research projects for 14 simulation projects that met the strict qualification criteria set by the GCS Steering Committee.

Together with its partners Intel and Lenovo, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre will expand its current flagship HPC system, SuperMUC-NG

The 24th Call for Large-Scale Projects welcomes users onto two of the latest GCS HPC systems—the Hawk system at HLRS and the JUWELS Booster module at JSC—in addition to LRZ’s flagship system, SuperMUC-NG. Both new and returning users representing a variety of scientific disciplines will see a significant performance increase from the new systems.

HPC Projects EuroCC and CASTIEL aim at creating a Europe-wide network of national high-performance computing competence centers to enhance HPC skills, promote cooperation, and support the implementation of best practices across Europe.

The awards, presented this year at the Supercomputing Conference (SC18) in Dallas, Texas, recognize outstanding technical and scientific achievements at high-performance computing (HPC) centres. LRZ has been a driving force in energy efficient HPC, ensuring that each successive supercomputing would be designed with energy efficiency and reuse in mind.

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre’s (LRZ’s) newest supercomputer, SuperMUC-NG, brought GCS back into the biannual list’s top 10 fastest supercomputers in the world. The machine registered 19.46 petaflops in the Linpack benchmark, ranking it in 8th place.

GCS users from Germany’s leading academic institutions are now able to move data to and from GCS facilities significantly faster—HLRS, JSC, and LRZ will be able to push Germany’s high-speed X-WiN network to its limits. Each GCS centre is connected by 2x100 gigabit-per-second data transfer speed, which is the fastest individual connection to X-WiN.

Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode, former Chairman of the Executive Board of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), has been awarded the Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany). The honor is the highest national award for public service in the country.

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) announced that a contract with Intel and Lenovo was signed to build SuperMUC-NG, the next generation of the centre’s leading-edge supercomputers. SuperMUC-NG will be capable of 26.7 petaflops at its theoretical peak.

GCS has secured funding for another decade of excellence and innovation in high-performance computing from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the science ministries of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhein-Westphalia.

Effective April 1, 2017, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at GCS member Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Garching. Kranzlmüller succeeds Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Arndt Bode, who has been Chairman of the Board since October 1, 2008.

An international team of scientists collected soil samples, including the microbes living in them, in lowland rainforests of Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador. The DNA was extracted and sequenced, and then more than 130 million sequences were analyzed using the SuperMUC supercomputer.

A team of researchers was able to predict whether a specific standard drug for the treatment of breast cancer will help an individual patient or not, and they achieved it with help of SuperMUC at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), with all its resources at their disposal to generate and plough through a vast amount of data.

The prime goal of these workshops, for which more than 20 application teams had qualified, was to improve the computational efficiency of applications by expanding their parallel scalability across the hundreds of thousands of compute cores of the GCS supercomputers JUQUEEN and SuperMUC.