The National High-Performance Computing Alliance – advancing the German HPC ecosystem

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:25 AM to 12:00 PM · 35 min. (Europe/Berlin)
Hall G1 - 2nd Floor
Distinguished Speaker
Education & TrainingAI Applications & InterpretabilityHPC for Big Data AnalyticsParallel Computer Architecture (incl. Extreme Heterogeneity)


The German federal and state governments have agreed to jointly fund the National High-Performance Computing Alliance (NHR) with 600 million euros. NHR is a national network of tier-2 HPC centers with concerted efforts regarding the whole spectrum of HPC from infrastructure, and software, to method development and applications. NHR focusses on excellent research, consulting, services, and training for the HPC community, understanding that scientific innovation with benefits to society often requires high-quality support and sufficient capacity rather than a race for the largest supercomputer. The alliance is broad enough to provide solutions for traditional HPC applications as well as for Big Data, AI and new forms of demand from scientific communities with previously little HPC affinity. The talk will give insights into structure and organization of NHR as well as into projects and new developments.