Gauß-Allianz e.V.

The Gauß-Allianz is a non-profit association for the promotion of science and research. To this end, it supports the scientific community in Germany by creating the conditions for sustainable and efficient use of supercomputing resources of the top performance classes, in particular through the coordination and pooling of complementary skills and diversified computer architectures and the associated access structure.

The mission of the Gauß-Allianz is to coordinate the HPC related activities of the members. With the provision of versatile computing architectures and by combining the expertise of the participating centers, this creates the ecosystem necessary for computational science. Strengthening the research and increasing the visibility to compete on an international level are further goals of the Gauß-Allianz. It is especially an important milestone to maintain the leading role of Germany in the european supercomputing activities.

The Gauß-Allianz is getting involved with the
  • Promotion of High Performance Computing as an independent strategic research activity
  • Improvement of the international visibility of the german research efforts
  • Accomplishment of scientific events
  • Consulting of research groups, economy, german federation, german countries and supporting organisations
  • Publication of scientific results of the alliance

Supercomputing as a key technology

Supercomputing is a key technology of modern science and engineering to solve critical problems of high complexity. Computer simulation and modelling have become indispensable supporting pillars for modern science and engineering, joining the traditional methods of theory and experiment as an additional partner. The application areas range from physics, materials science, chemistry, biology and medicine, to fluid dynamics and structural mechanics. These areas pose equally increasing challenges on the precision of scientific and technical modelling, the efficiency of the mathematical methods and the innovative power of the computer architecture.

Organization details

Gauß-Allianz e.V.

Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Register number: VR 28849 B (Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg)

Board of Directors (

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel (Chairman)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig (Vice chairman)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael M. Resch (Vice chairman)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel


Technische Universität Dresden
Center for Information Service and High Performance Computing (ZIH)
Zellescher Weg 12
01062 Dresden

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig

Vice chairman

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ)
Bundesstraße 45a
20146 Hamburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael M. Resch

Vice chairman

Universität Stuttgart
High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
Nobelstraße 19
70569 Stuttgart


These publications were created in the project "Aufbau einer Governance für die Aufgaben der Gauß-Allianz e. V.".

The project is funded by the Bayerische Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst, the Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, the Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzelei Wissenschaft und Forschung, the Sächsische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Gauß-Allianz e. V. is responsible for the content in these publications.

Empfehlungen der Gauß-Allianz zur Etablierung national abgestimmter Beantragungs- und Bewilligungsverfahren
Empfehlungen zur Etablierung national abgestimmter Beantragungs- und Bewilligungsverfahren

Date: September 2017
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Strategiepapier der Gauß-Allianz
Strategische Aufgaben der Gauß-Allianz in einem nationalen HPC-Konzept

Date: August 2016
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Innovationen durch HPC für Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft
Gauß-Allianz - Innovationen durch HPC

Date: Juni 2016

HPC-Status conference

The HPC-Status-Konferenz is a platform for scientists and users for interdisciplinary exchange about current research and questions in the area of high performance computing in Germany. The focus is on hpc projects funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

Previous conferences

  • 6.HPC-Status-Konferenz, DESY Hamburg, 28.-29.11.2016 - details
  • 5.HPC-Status-Konferenz, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Bad Homburg, 14.-15.12.2015 - details


The newsletter periodically informs operators and users about important news in the German HPC community. It reports compactly about interesting developments in the field of HPC in Germany, new systems, software or projects and briefly describes new or expanded services. Moreover, here centrally important events and training courses are published. The newsletter is available only in German.


19 Members
21 HPC centres
3 10 8
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
36 HPC cluster
3 14 19
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
CPU cores
Many core processors
4,286,424 GB
Main memory
45,148 TB
File system capacity
221,500 TB
Archive capacity