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Göttingen, Germany, August 26th - 30th, 2019
Euro-Par is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and distributed processing and is one of the most important High Performance Computing Conferences. The conference series celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing, Paderborn, October 17th - 18th, 2019
The conference promotes the formation of networks and the exchange of information between the various disciplines on the entire topic of high performance computing. The conference will focus on projects funded by the BMBF and the DFG.

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Core Areas

What is HPC?

HPC is all about modern, innovative IT infrastructures for complex and parallel simulations as well as for analysis and processing of large volumes of data.


Hardware is the technical basis for digital analysis, computation and visualisation of data. Examples are processors, memory and networks.


HPC Innovation

Software supports scientists as well as companies to model and solve complex tasks and problems in a variety of areas.



The Gauß-Allianz offers support and solutions for performant, scalable and parallel software and hardware especially for small and medium entreprises.

HPC-driven innovation

Many everyday problems in science and technology need the power of high performance computing to develop innovative solutions and discover new insights.


News & Events

HPC Events in Germany

HPC News



Local | Resources | Expertise

Who? What? Where?

The HPC-resources in Germany differ with regard to performance, equipment and focus. Find suitable resources for your HPC projects here.

The Gauß-Allianz

The Gauß-Allianz supports the science community in Germany by creating the requirements for sustainable and efficient use of best-in-class supercomputing resources.


Get an overview of publications of the Gauß-Allianz, the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), etc. with a central significance for the national High Performance Computing (HPC) in Germany.



Nationale Grid Initiative für Deutschland


NGI-DE is the National Grid Initiative for Germany. It is part of the European Grid Initiative (EGI) and is being maintained by Gauß-Allianz e.V..

Norddeutscher Verbund für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen

Die sieben Bundesländer Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen und Schleswig-Holstein sind im Norddeutschen Verbund zur Förderung des Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnens (HLRN) zusammengeschlossen.

Zentren für Kommunikation und Informationsverarbeitung e.V.

Der ZKI-Arbeitskreis Supercomputing bietet ein Forum für den Erfahrungsaustausch für alle, die sich für die Beschaffung und den Betrieb, als auch für die Nutzung von Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnern oder Rechnerclustern in der Wissenschaft interessieren.



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Mit EPE werden die in Rheinland-Pfalz und Hessen bestehenden Kompetenznetzwerke ausgebaut und die wissenschaftliche HPC-Expertise der Projektbeteiligten an die Nutzerinnen und Nutzer der Hochleistungsrechner weitergegeben. Ziel ist die Verbesserung der...
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Eine taskbasierte Programmierumgebung zur Entwicklung reaktiver HPC-Anwendungen
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Metaprogrammierung für Beschleunigerarchitekturen
Metacca is a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through a directive for funding for “basic research for HPC software in high-performance computing”. The goal of Metacca is to extend the...
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Process-Oriented Performance Engineering Service Infrastructure for Scientific Software at German HPC Centers
ProPE entwickelt und implementiert Konzepte für eine verteilte, nachhaltige und strukturierte HPC-Anwenderunterstützung an Tier-2/3 IT-Zentren.
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Metaprogramming for heterogeneous distributed systems
The aim of the project is to achieve the performance of modern HPC systems easily for the application programmer and to achieve high performance on all current high-performance computers without changing the source code.
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Questions, Answers, Support


A list of contact points inside of our network helps you to create direct contact easily.


The variety of terms and ideas in the area of HPC can be overwhelming. We created a collection of topics and terms from the various areas inside of the HPC environment.


The FAQ contains answers for questions about high performance computing, the Gausß-Allianz and organizational processes inside of our networt.