The University of Göttingen, the German Aerospace Center (“Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt” - DLR) and the GWDG signed a declaration of intent regarding a closer cooperation in compute- and data-intensive research in June 2018. The DLR has now developed a new HPC-strategy in which it will distribute its HPC resources onto two sites. The first, running, site is in Dresden. The DLR has a cooperation with the Centre for Information Services and High Performance Computing (“Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen” - ZIH) of the TU Dresden. The second site will be Göttingen. The system shall ensure the sustainable access to efficient HPC resources for all institutes of the DLR and will be hosted by the GWDG in the new data center.
At the moment, the GWDG is supporting the DLR in the procurement process of the new HPC-system, which will be installed in the new data center of the University of Göttingen end of 2020. The system architecture shall be similar to that in Dresden to enable an easy change of sites for the DLR employees.
Comparable to the HLRN, the DLR system will be used by an already existing community. The embedding requires additional infrastructural measures, like the connection to the DLR (intra-)network and the DLR user administration.