High Performance Computing is indispensable for research and economic competitiveness. Basic research in the fields of energy, the material and life sciences, or even climate research is unthinkable today without detailed simulations. This is also true for key areas of the German economy: Whether electronic devices, autos, airplanes, modern medicines, or innovative operational processes – they all have their basis in simulations.
High Performance Computing opens the way for new applications in the simulation of complex social phenomena or more demanding tasks in logistics. At the same time, the increasing complexity of the underlying HPC architectures and their efficient use poses great challenges for industrial users. In close cooperation with industrial and academic partners, the Competence Center for High Performance Computing develops solutions of how the increasingly complex processors and parallel computers can be used efficiently. In addition to developing tools for the management of supercomputers, it also produces integrated software solutions.