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Thomas Lippert Elected Chairman of Gauss Supercomputing Centre

thomasToday GCS announced that Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. Professor Lippert also serves as Director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

GCS is Germany’s top-level supercomputing institution providing cutting-edge HPC technologies, service and support to the most demanding scientists and researchers,” said Lippert. “In the past years, GCS has significantly strengthened its position as a world-wide number- one infrastructure in High Performance Computing. It is my firm intention to continue expanding this reputation during my term of office.”

GCS supports scientists from all over Germany, Europe and around the globe in achieving a large number of breakthrough results. They range from simulations of the origin of life itself by synthesis of peptides outside of cells to medical challenges like aneurysms in the brain, or from properties of the miracle material Graphene to answers to the geophysical enigma like the creation of Earth’s magnetic field.

GCS combines the three German HPC centers High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) into one national HPC institution. In sum, GCS makes more than 10 petaflops of computing power are available for research.

The three GCS centers feature system architectures and designs complementary to each other and thus ensure their users, which come from a wide range of scientific fields, the availability of the optimally suited computing environment for their most demanding requirements.

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