Since 2021 GWDG and the University of Göttingen have been one of eight Centers for National High Performance Computing (NHR Centers) nationwide. For GWDG and the University of Göttingen this represents a continuation of the HLRN project, in which additional funding is now available for computing resources, research, teaching and user consulting. The special focus is on expanding competencies in the areas of life sciences, earth system sciences, fluid mechanics, AI and Big Data, and digital humanities. Here, GWDG forms the NHR-North together with the ZIB and their joint expert consulting network.
The North German Supercomputing Alliance (Norddeutscher Verbund für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen - HLRN) was founded in 2001 by the merger of the six federal states of Berlin, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. In 2012 Brandenburg has joined the HLRN. The HLRN network is part of the national HPC infrastructure and jointly operates a distributed supercomputer system located in two operating centres University of Göttingen and Zuse Institute Berlin. The Göttingen site is operated by the GWDG.