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In Göttingen, researchers from many different scientific discliplines use HPC resources. These different disciplines have different requirements for hardware and software of a system. A close cooperation  and regular exchange of information leads to synergies and expertise in the respective disciplines.

With a large user base from the research fields of (bio)physical chemistry, micro- and molecular biology, genetics, evolutionary sciences or (bio)computer science, one can name the bio- or life sciences as such a focus. In astrophysics and geophysics, the boundaries between earth system and flow sciences are blurring. Especially in numerical flow simulation, the cooperation with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) contributes to a great expertise in GöHPC.

Part of GöHPC are

  • Applied Geology, University of Göttingen, Jannes Kordilla
  • Institute for Astrophysics, University of Göttingen, Jens Niemeyer
  • Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen, Fred Wolf
  • Neural Data Science, University of Göttingen, Alexander Ecker
  • Genomic and Applied Microbiology, University of Göttingen, Rolf Daniel
  • Geophysics, University of Göttingen, Andreas Tilgner
  • Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute of Psychology, University of Göttingen, Lars Penke
  • Department of Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology, University Medical Centre Göttingen, Martin Uecker
  • Molecular Structural Biology, University of Göttingen, Jochen Hub
  • MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Patrick Cramer
  • MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Helmut Grubmüller
  • MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Johannes Söding
  • MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Holger Stark
  • MPI for Solar System Research, Ulrich Christensen
  • Physics, University of Göttingen, Arnulf Quadt
  • Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Ricardo Mata
  • Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Martin Suhm
  • Göttingen State and University Library, Jan Brase
  • Theoretical Physics, University of Göttingen, Marcus Müller
  • Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Centre, Cornelia Grabe
  • Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Centre, Dieter Schwamborn


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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