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The various HPC systems operated by GWDG are also an object of GWDG research on HPC methods, the results of which are then used to improve operation. In this context GWDG is also inolved in various third party projects. GWDG has currently 32 researchers which are mainly externally funded through such projects.

Prof. Ramin Yahyapour is professor for applied computing at the University of Göttingen and director of GWDG. His research group has a strong track record on questions concerning scheduling and resource management for HPC applications. This includes task and job scheduling as well as partitioning problems. In recent years, data-driven computing gained importance at GWDG, e.g. in expanding the applicability of MapReduce algorithms, or in scheduling of Big Data applications with regards to the workload in virtualised clusters. Another more recent topic is increasing programmer productivity by optimising communication patterns within the GASPI specification. He contributed to the HPC scientific community in various forms, e.g. GWDG organised Euro-Par 2019, the prime European conference covering all flavors of parallel and distributed processing. 

Prof. Philipp Wieder is leading the GWDG eScience group which also covers research in HPC, e.g. on data analytics infrastructures, communication structures, security in distributed systems, and data management.

In addition, Prof. Yahyapour is founding director of the Göttingen Campus Institute for Data Science (CIDAS) that combines method research in data science, AI / machine learning, and Big Data.


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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