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Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller Named Chairman of the Board at LRZ in Germany

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced that Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at GCS member Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ).

SuperMUC Helps Discover New Species Critical to Rainforest Ecosystems

Researchers using the SuperMUC cluster in Germany have discovered a set of unknown species in rainforest soils. As described in a new paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, their study on microbial diversity in tropical rainforests required over one million CPU hours to complete. “Without the outstanding high performance computing infrastructure in Germany and especially at LRZ, this study would not have been feasible. The availability of SuperMUC constitutes an essential national advantage in the international scientific competition,” states Alexandros Stamatakis.

GCS Centres Successfully Complete Extreme Scaling Workshops

Results are now in from Extreme Scaling Workshops held recently at the Gauss Centres for Supercomputing in Germany. With 20 participating teams, the workshops were designed 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.

Video: Scientific Insights and Discoveries through Scalable HPC at LRZ

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC15, Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller from LRZ presents: Scientific Insights and Discoveries through Scalable High Performance Computing at LRZ. “Science and research today relies heavily on IT-services for discoveries and breakthroughs. The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) is a leading provider of scalable high performance computing and other services for researchers in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe and beyond. This talk describes the LRZ and its services for the scientific community, providing an overview of applications and the respective technologies and services provided by LRZ. At the core of its services is SuperMUC, a highly scalable supercomputer using hot water cooling, which is one of the world’s most energy-efficient systems.

SuperMUC Upgraded to 6.8 Petaflops

On Monday, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) celebrated the expansion of their SuperMUC cluster. Now in production mode, the 6.8 Petaflop “Phase 2” supercomputer is powered by over 241,000 Intel processor cores.

Hornet and SuperMUC to Provide 247 Million Core Hours for Scientific Research

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) reports that the 10th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals resulted in GCS supporting 14 outstanding scientific research projects from eight European countries. A total of 246.93 million core hours of computing time were awarded on GCS supercomputers, including Hornet at HLRS and SuperMUC at LRZ.