Gauss Center for Supercomputing

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Gauss Center for Supercomputing eV
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purpose Promotion and support of scientific high-performance computing
Chair: Michael M. Resch
Establishment date: 2007
Seat : Berlin
Interactive 3D visualization of water currents (HLRS visualization center)

The Gauss Center for Supercomputing e. V. (GCS) serves to merge the three national high-performance computing centers in Germany: the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) within the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) in Jülich, the Leibniz Computing Center (LRZ) in Garching near Munich and the high-performance computing center Stuttgart (HLRS).

The primary goal of the Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS) is to promote and support scientific high-performance computing. The GCS supercomputers are among the largest and most powerful high-performance computers in the world. Since 2012, HLRS, JSC and LRZ computer systems have been installed in each of the three GCS member centers, which offer computing speeds in the petaflops range. In total, the GCS has a computing power of more than 20 petaflops, which means that researchers and developers from all scientific fields and representatives of industry have by far the most powerful system infrastructure in Europe.

The GCS is supported by appropriate project funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the science ministries of the states of Baden-Württemberg , Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia .

The chairman of the board is Michael M. Resch (University of Stuttgart). Vice Chairmen are Dieter Kranzlmüller (LRZ) and Thomas Lippert (JSC). The managing director and head of the project office in Bonn is Claus Axel Müller. The headquarters of the GCS are in Berlin.