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News / 16.5.2022

New »Fraunhofer Research Manager«

Dr. Valeria Bartsch from the division »High Performance Computing« has received the »Fraunhofer Research Manager« certificate. In the predicate program, selected Fraunhofer talents learn to shape their ability to act at the interface between science and industry and the targeted, effective transfer of research results.


New Project / 14.4.2022

Standards for the Future Technology Quantum Computing

With the BMBF-funded project »QCStack«, our researchers are pursuing a clear vision: the development of a technology- and vendor-independent software stack for quantum computers. Together with project partners, we are developing software that is needed for the initialization and continuous operation of quantum computers. 


Press Release / 23.3.2022

Ministerial Director hands over funding notification for ENERDIG

The efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important. The state government of Rhineland-Palatinate also wants to combat climate change and is therefore promoting our »ENERDIG« project. Ministerial Director Daniel Stich handed over the funding notification to Institute Director Anita Schöbel and Project Manager Dietmar Hietel. [Only available in German]

Interview FACTORY Magazine / 8.11.2021

Each Benefits From the Knowledge of the Other

[only available in German]

Together we are always smarter. Logically, AI models in industry can also be trained better if they also use the learning of other machines. The principle of federated learning is that intelligent machines learn from each other, not about each other. How it works and what it can bring to Industry 4.0 is explained by our colleague Nico Weber in an interview with FACTORY Magazine.


Article in InnoVisions / 5.10.2021

25 Years Fraunhofer Itwm: Four Employees Give Insights Behind the Scenes

[Only available in German]

»Mathematics is more multifaceted than one might imagine and it is great to see where mathematical methods are used« – and this for 25 years already. Four of our employees, including our colleague Paula Harder, give us a glimpse behind the scenes.



Press Release / Research News / 2.8.2021

Energy-Efficient AI Chips for Atrial Fibrillation Detection

AI systems can improve healthcare, increase recovery chances and assist physicians in their diagnoses. The challenge is that AI consumes an enormous amount of power. Fraunhofer IIS and ITWM have developed solutions for energy-saving AI chips that help with early stage detection of atrial fibrillation. For their ideas, the two institutes were awarded in a pilot innovation contest.


Press Release / 9.3.2020

Reliably Unmask Deep Fakes With Mathematics

[only available in German] 


News / 9.1.2020

Best Student Paper Award IVCNZ

Ricard Durall Lopez wins the IVCNZ Best Student Paper Award for his presentation »Semi Few-Shot Attribute Translation«.


Research News / 2.1.2020

Communal Energy Hub

Our innovative energy management system Amperix connects households or entire neighborhoods with locally produced renewable energy.

Blog Post / 7.9.2018

Collaboration with SAP

»After almost 4 years of collaboration, we are convinced that partnering with the ITWM was the best thing SAP could do to streamline the development process of SAP S/4HANA for advanced variant configuration.«. We are very pleased with these words from the SAP blog.

Since 2015, we have been developing a new, state-of-the-art configuration engine for the SAP database S/4HANA together with experts from SAP. Our part in the project consisted primarily of developing algorithms for processing a wide variety of variant configurations.


Annual Report 2018/19

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and projects of our department.


Press Release / 5.12.2018

Project EPEEC

Bringing European parallel programming technology to the exascale era.The European EPEEC project (European joint Effort toward a Highly Productive Programming Environment for Heterogeneous Exascale Computing) has received €3.9 M in funding to develop and deploy a production-ready parallel programming environment.


Article / 26.11.2018

Move Over Lustre & Spectrum Scale – Here Comes BeeGFS?

BeeGFS won the 'HPCwire Best HPC Storage Product or Technology Award' at SC18

Fairs & Events

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.


The seminar takes place regularly on Thursdays at 10 am.

Conference Room E4.09 (Riemann)
Fraunhofer-Platz 1 
67663 Kaiserslautern


Conference / 01.–03.03.2022

Energy HPC

The Energy High Performance Computing Conference (formerly Oil and Gas High Performance Computing Conference) is held annually by the Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University. A team from our »High Performance Computing« division is present in Houston as a Silver Sponsor with an exhibitor table and presentations.


Digital Event / 24.3.2022

SEC-Learn Forum

Under the umbrella of the project Sensor Edge Cloud for federated learning (SEC-Learn), the competences of eleven Fraunhofer institutes converge to address highly relevant challenges with the goal to identify novel approaches and achieve breakthrough innovations for next-generation computing. Our division »High Performance Computing« will be represented by our experts Dr. Jens Krüger, Nico Weber and Dominik Loroch with presentations.


Bonn, Convention / 27.04 – 29.04

Annual Convention 2022 from DAV and DGVFM

This year's annual convention again offers the ideal framework for professional exchange with a wide-ranging and varied program. Our colleagues Simon Schnürch and Dr. Stefan Mai from the department »Financial Mathematics« and Dr. Jens Krüger from the division »High Performance Computing« will be on site with presentations.


Digital Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 5.5.2022

Machine and Deep Learning Seminar Series

The Deep Learning seminar series of the department »High Performance Computing« continues digitally. The next seminar will take place on 05.05.2022.

Adriano Lucieri (DFKI. Department »Smart Data and Knowledge Services«) gives a lecture on the topic »Explaining AI-based Decision Support Systems using Concept Localization Maps«.


Fair / 11. - 13.05.2022

ees Europe

The ees Europe is the exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems on the continent. Under the motto »Innovating energy storage«, the annual event brings together manufacturers, dealers, project developers, system integrators, professional users and suppliers. A team from the division »High Performance Computing« will be on site with a booth featuring their projects Amperix, myPowerGrid Software Ecosystem and PVCAST.



Conference / 29.05.2022 – 02.06.2022

ISC High Performance 2022

ISC High Performance is the largest community gathering in Europe for High Performance Computing, Machine Learning and Data Analytics. Some of our experts from the division »High Performance Computing« will also be present and contribute to the program with a booth (Booth J908).


Fair / 21.-23.6.2022

E-World Energy & Water

The event is rescheduled for June 21 - 23, 2022.

The topics of E-world 2022 are innovative solutions for the energy supply of the future – from generation, transport and storage to trading, efficiency and green technologies. The teams from the departments »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control«, »High Performance Computing«, »Optimization« and »Financial Mathematics« will present their research in the energy industry.


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.