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In addition to the SCC, the GWDG hosts a number of other compute clusters. The term HPC-Hosting describes a flexible offer for institutes which have their own funds for HPC-Resources and want to use them as efficiently as possible. In close collaboration with the scientists suitable systems are planned, tendered and operated. The GWDG can be consulted for individual steps, support of the entire process or take over certain parts or the entire process. During operation, different models are possible, from  the complete integration into the HPC-Environment of the GWDG to the pure operation of the hardware (supply of power and cooling) while the other operational resposibilities stay with the respective institute. Examples for a complete integration are various working groups of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemnistry in Göttingen and the upcoming system of the Göttingen Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks (CIDBN). A current example of hardware operation is the latest cluster of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Göttingen.

Campus Institute Data Science

The Campus Institute Data Science (CIDAS) is a joint scientific institution on the Göttingen Campus. The involved parties are the University of Göttingen, the University of Applied Sciences and Art (HAWK), the University Medical Centre, the five local Max Planck Institutes, the Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German Aerospace Centre and the German Primate Centre. CIDAS forms an interface between computer science, statistics, mathematics and the various disciplines. It combines method development with the top international research of the Göttingen Campus. With the help of CIDAS, campus-wide research, teaching and further education at the University, the HAWK and the Göttingen Campus in the field of Data Science will be coordinated and efficiently carried out.

Göttingen Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks

The Göttingen Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks (CIDBN) is a cross-faculty institute of the University of Göttingen, the University Medical Centre Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. It's research focuses on the investigation of dynamic processes with the goal to better capture biological information processing and to represent these in computational models. For this purpose, the CIDBN, in collaboration with the GWDG, is setting up a platform for scientific high-performance computing which will be explicitly customized for computational and theory-based research on biological networks. This platform will be a foundation for the further development in the area of computer and data based research in life sciences at the Göttingen campus. The HPC resources of the CIDBN will be hosted completely within the integrated operational concept as part of the SCC.


Information and help on the usage of the HPC services for the university and MPG (SCC and GöHPC systems).

HPC on Campus

HPC-Systems hosted by GWDG on the Göttingen campus.

The GWDG, as the joint data center of the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Society, hosts the Scientific Compute Cluster (SCC) to ensure access to a local HPC-system for all scientists. In this role, the GWGD also hosts intitute-owned systems in the scope of the GöHPC cooperation in an integrated hosting concept. In addition, the GWDG will be hosting two external systems: already now the Göttingen HLRN-IV system and from the end of 2020 on the Göttingen site of the HPC initiative of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Research and Science

Research, teaching and consultation on HPC on the Göttingen campus.

In addition to IT operations, one of the GWDG's main areas of activity is research and  science. This is underlined by the various projects and the chairs of Prof. Dr. Ramin Yahyapour and Prof. Dr. Philipp Wieder. The HPC team is also commited to the promotion of young scientists by supporting teaching and supervising master and doctoral theses.

The GWDG and in particular the HPC team are in close contact with the researchers who work on the HPC systems of the GWDG. This results in various methodological and application science synergies and projects, which are consolidated under the label GöHPC.

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