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Press Release / 26.02.2024

From the Classical to the Quantum World

As part of the Project »Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate« (QUIP), we organized the QUIP International Winter School on Quantum Machine Learning« (»Quickstart 2024«). Students and young researchers from all over the world as well as industry came together to discuss the latest developments, challenges and applications in this specialized field.


Press Relese / 07.02.2024

Saving Energy With Artificial Intelligence

Our experts from three departments and divisions will be presenting their work at the leading trade fair E-world energy & water and demonstrating with innovative projects how mathematical models can contribute to the energy transition and the achievement of climate targets.


Press Release / 03.11.2023

The Future of High Performance Computing

From 12 to 17 November 2023 in Denver, Colorado, everything will revolve around the topics of »High Performance Computing«, »Networking«, »Storage« and »Analysis«. We will be presenting the our exascale-capable tools, the well-known parallel file system »BeeGFS«, the Fraunhofer STX processor technology and much more at booth 1563!


Short News / 27.04.2023

Paula Harder to Speak at Climate Informatics Conference in Cambridge

The contribution of our colleague from the field of »High Performance Computing« was about promising new deep learning approaches for processing and scaling weather and climate data. Harder presented a new methodology that enables faster and more precise climate predictions and the use of satellite data in super resolution.


Press Release / 17.3.2023

Minister Clemens Hoch hands over funding decisions for »QUIP« and »MaTBiZ«

Science Minister Clemens Hoch brought two funding decisions to Kaiserslautern to support Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate (QUIP) and the project MaTBiZ.


Research News / Press Release / 1.3.2023

Seismic Imaging Provides an Insight Into the Earths Subsurface

The seismic reflection method involves sending acoustic waves thousands of meters under the Earth’s surface. The reflected signals provide scientists with information about the characteristics of the subsurface. Researchers at the Fraunhofer ITWM are able to process seismic data in greater detail.


Short News / 15.12.2022

Award for BeeGFS

Congratulations! Our spin-off ThinkParQ's BeeGFS software was honored at the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at SC22 in Dallas. The parallel file system BeeGFS, developed by us and marketed by ThinkparQ, helps to handle large amounts of data as a flexible software solution.


Short News / 28.9.2022

Bitkom Working Group High Performance and Quantum Computing

Our colleague Dr. Valeria Bartsch was elected to the board of Bitkom's High Performance and Quantum Computing working group. »Our goal is also to inform small companies about the importance of high-performance computing and to facilitate access,« says our expert. Because HPC is now essential for competitiveness. 


InnoVisions / 28.6.2022

Quantum Computing for the Big Picture

Can quantum computers calculate Germany's entire energy system? Determining the exact amount of energy needed at that moment is almost an impossibility, especially for conventional computers. But perhaps it can be done with quantum computers? The project EnerQuant wants to clarify what opportunities opens up here. [Article only available in German]


Press Release / 9.6.2022

Using Energy Efficiently With Math

The topic of energy is more present than ever before: Both industry and private households are facing new challenges.

Our Experts have been developing innovative methods and models for the energy sector for several years. From June 21 to 23, the researchers will present the most exciting energy projects at the leading trade fair E-world.


Whitepaper / 3.6.2022

Federated Learning: Whitepaper published

Federated learning is a novel, decentralized AI method where only the locally learned models are shared instead of the data. Coordinating the participating devices is a complex issue that requires a scalable and fault-tolerant runtime environment.

Deep Learning Seminar

Machine Learning, Deep Learning and the analysis of huge amounts of data in general are becoming more and more important. Such methods are used in almost every area of research, development or industry. The Deep Learning Seminar of the Fraunhofer ITWM is intended to give interes persons an insight into this large field of research and a deeper understanding. Everyone who wants to learn more about Deep Learning, Machine Learning or AI in general is invited – no matter if students, PhD students, professors or software developers.

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C++ User Group Kaiserslautern

The C++ User Group is taking a creative break. If you are interested in exchanges about the C++ programming language, feel free to contact us.

Our division »High Computing Performance« initiates and hosts a user group meeting at Fraunhofer ITWM to talk about topics related to C++ programming and the associated tooling environments (e.g. compilers, creation tools). In addition to lectures and open discussion sessions, workshops and tutorials are also planned. The meetings offer participants the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with each other. Everyone interested in the C++ programming language is invited to the user group meetings – whether students, PhD students, professors or software developers.

In addition to the website with current information, we offer a mailing list: Subscribe


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Fairs and Events


Houston, Texas, USA / Conference / 05.03.2024 – 07.03.2024

Energy High Performance Computing 2024

Our expert Dr. Franz-Josef Pfreundt from the division »High Performance Computing« will be at the conference with a poster on our software stack »Carme« and will present the main topics of our work in the division.


Essen / Fair/ 20.02. – 22.02.2024

E-World 2024

The E-world energy and water is a meeting place for the european energy industry.

Teams from the departments »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control« and »Financial Mathematics«, as well as from the division »High Performance Computing« present their research in the energy sector.


Kaiserslautern / Winterschool / 19.02. – 23.02.2024

QUIP Winterschool 2024

The QUIP Winter School brings together students, leading researchers and industry to discuss the latest developments, challenges and applications in the field of Quantum Machine Learning. The program includes intensive courses, lectures and workshops on the topic, with experts from our institute as speakers.

The registration deadline is 31.01.2024


Kaiserslautern, Workshop / 22. November 2023

EnerQuant – Quantum Computing in the Energy Sector

In the joint project »EnerQuant: Energy Fundamental Modeling with Quantum Algorithms«, experts are researching the application of quantum computing to optimization problems in the energy industry and the development of a quantum simulator. This event has been postponed from 19.10.2023.


To work in industrial and research projects, the division High Performance Computing is permanently looking for Scientific Staff and Software Developers (m/f) for our various fields of activities, for example Green by IT, Deep Learning or Parallel Programming.

We expect that all applicants enjoy research and team communication, that they are confident handling of modern programming languages, preferably C++ and have an interest or experience in software development and object-oriented software design as well as having a good command of German or English.

Please look at the currently posted job vacancies or apply unsolicited.


BSc/MSc and Diploma Students

  • For a thesis project in the fields of our HPC tools and applications.
  • Your field of study is not restricted to mathematics or computer science, but students of physics, engineering or related areas are also invited to apply. We supervise your thesis in cooperation with your university or German "Fachhochschule"


PhD Students

We are permanently looking for PhD students. PhD students will gain scholarships according to the DFG guidance.


Graduate Assistants

The division HPC provides interesting tasks for scientific assistants from the main study course in mathematics, computer science, engineering sciences or physics. We expect basic knowledge and interest in computational simulation and/or programming competency.