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Short News / 27.04.2023

Dr. 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.


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]

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.

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

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Machine and Deep Learning

C++ User Group Kaiserslautern

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


Hamburg, Fair / 21.05. – 25.05.2023

ISC High Performance 2023

ISC High Performance (former International Supercomputing Conference) is an international conference and exhibition that promotes the growth of a global high-performance computing community. Our colleague Dr. Franz-Josef Pfreundt, Chief Strategy Officer of our division »High Performance Computing«, represents Fraunhofer ITWM on site together with a team of colleagues at an own booth.


Vienna, Austria, Fair / 05.06. – 08.06.2023

EAGE Annual 2023

EAGE is the largest geoscience event in the world. The conference and trade exhibition presents the latest developments in geophysics, geology and oil and gas engineering. Our experts from the division »High Performance Computing« are on site to present the latest developments in seismic data processing.


Munich, Fair / 14.06. – 16.06.2023

ees Europe 2023

ees Europe is the international trade fair for batteries and energy storage systems. Under the motto »Innovating energy storage«, the event brings together all stakeholders of innovative battery technologies and sustainable solutions for renewable energy storage. Our team »Green by IT« of our division »High Performance Computing« is on site with a booth.


Kaiserslautern, Trade Fair / 30.06.2023

Computer Science Practice Day

The association for the promotion of Computer Science at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University (RPTU) Kaiserslautern-Landau will again organize a Computer Science Practice Day. A team from the division »High Performance Computing« and experts from various companies will provide information about the challenges of their work.


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.