High Performance Computing is both science and also key technology in today’s society. The access to high- and highest-performance computers and their use has become indispensable for scientific work in many fields of research. Industry and economics today develop top-quality products that cannot be designed without model formation and supercomputing.
185,088 calculation kernels, 7.42 petaflops: capabilities like these make the Stuttgart High Performance Computing Center’s (HLRS) “Hazel Hen” supercomputer inaugurated in the fall of 2015 currently Europe’s most powerful computer system. Added to this is the HLRS three-story 3D Visualization Center (CAVE) for complete three-dimensional displays of complex calculation results. Together with the high performance computing centers at Munich and Jülich, HLRS has formed the Gauss Center for Supercomputing, Europe’s most powerful supercomputing consortium.