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GCS in Germany Grants 816 Million Core Hours to Science

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing’s (GCS) in Germany awarded 816.3 million core hours as part of the organization’s 20th Call for Large-Scale Projects. The computing time grants support national research activities from the fields of Computational and Scientific Engineering (351.3 million core hours), Astrophysics (247.5 million core hours), and High Energy Physics (217.5 million core hours).

GCS Sponsors Team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) is sponsoring the “deFAUlt” team from FAU at the Student Cluster Competition at SC18 in Dallas. “For the past two years, FAU teams were able to come out of these competitions winning the coveted high-performance LINPACK Benchmark challenge.”

300K-Core SuperMUC-NG System Launches at LRZ in Germany

LRZ in Germany dedicated their new SuperMUC-NG (“next generation”) supercomputer last week in Munich. Built by Lenovo, the massive system uses innovative hot-water cooling to achieve unprecedented computational power for large-scale scientific and engineering simulations.

Prof Michael Resch to present GCS Smart Scale Strategy at ISC 2018

GCS will host a special session on its Smart Scale strategy at ISC 2018. “Prof. Michael Resch will provide insight into the current status and development of Germany’s Smart Scale initiative and of Germany’s position in the field of HPC from an international prospective. The talk takes place Tuesday, June 26 at 12:30pm in room Panorama 2 at the Frankfurt Messe.”

Gauss Centre in Germany Allocates 1 Billion Computing Core Hours for Science

“With the 19th Call for Large-Scale Projects, the GCS steering committee granted a total of more than 1 billion core hours to 17 ambitious research projects. The research teams represent a wide range of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, atomic and nuclear physics, biology, condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, meteorology, and scientific engineering, among others.”

Gauss Centre in Germany Awards 2.1 Billion Core Hours for Science

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany approved 30 large-scale projects as part of their 17th call for large-scale proposals. Combined, these projects received 2.1 billion core hours, marking the highest total ever delivered by the three GCS centres. “GCS awards large-scale allocations to researchers studying earth and climate sciences, chemistry, particle physics, materials science, astrophysics, and scientific engineering, among other research areas of great importance to society.”

Michael Resch Named Chairman of GCS in Germany

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing in Germany announced that Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch is the new chairman of the GCS Board of Directors. “Over the coming years, GCS is devoted to keeping its leading European position in HPC,” Resch said. “With all the challenges of architectural diversity and varying user requirements, we strongly believe that GCS will face the challenge and deliver performance not just in terms of flops, but more importantly in terms of best solutions and practices for our scientific and industrial users.”

German Scientists Win Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for 2017

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced that Professor Dr. Britta Nestler of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has been awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017 from Germany’s Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The award is in recognition of Professor Nestler’s internationally acknowledged research in computer based materials sciences and her efforts in the development of new […]

GCS in Germany Allocates Record Number of Core Hours for Research

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany has allocated a record 1,648 million core hours of computing time to 21 scientifically outstanding national research projects as part of its Call for Large-Scale Projects. “GCS is excited to support simulation projects of these excelling scopes as they clearly underline our claim of Germany being a world leader in High Performance Computing. Beyond dispute, they produce proof of us being at eye level with the largest international research projects such as the INCITE Program supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy,” states Prof. Thomas Lippert of JSC, GCS Chairman of the Board.”

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.