Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) e.V. Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) e.V.


About Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) e.V.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) combines the three national supercom-puting centres HLRS (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart), JSC (Jülich Supercomputing Centre), and LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching near Munich) into Germany’s Tier-0 supercomputing institution. Concertedly, the three centres provide the largest and most powerful supercomputing infrastructure in all of Europe to serve a wide range of industrial and research activities in various disciplines. They also provide top-class training and education for the national as well as the European High Performance Computing (HPC) community. GCS is the German member of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), an international non-profit association consisting of 25 member countries, whose representative organizations create a pan-European supercomputing infrastructure, providing access to computing and data management resources and services for large-scale scientific and engineering applications at the highest performance level.

GCS is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia. It has its headquarters in Berlin/Germany.

HPC Systems

HPC-System Hawk

Hawk - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Apollo

since March 2020 - Last Update: September 2021 - learn more -
Tier 1 hpc system
26.000 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
5,632 Nodes
Unknown HDR200-Infiniband
1 TB
Main Memory
720,896 CPU Cores

Cray CS-Storm - Cray CS-Storm, CS500

since November 2019 - learn more
GPU nodes Tier 3 hpc system
16 Nodes
9 TB
Main Memory
608 CPU Cores

SuperMUC-NG - Lenovo ThinkSystem SD 650 DWC

since April 2019 - learn more
MPP system SMP nodes Tier 1 hpc system
26.900 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
6,480 Nodes
Intel Omnipath
719 TB
Main Memory
311,040 CPU Cores

vulcan - NEC

since September 2018 - learn more
GPU system Tier 3 hpc system
466 Nodes
102 TB
Main Memory
13,856 CPU Cores
Nvidia, AMD
Supercomputer JUWELS am Jülich Supercomputing Centre

JUWELS - Atos BullSequana X1000

since July 2018 - learn more -
GPU nodes MPP system SMP nodes Tier 1 hpc system
12.000 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
2,575 Nodes
286 TB
Main Memory
123,088 CPU Cores
196 GPGPUs

SuperMUC - IBM NeXtScale

since January 2015 - learn more -
MPP system Tier 1 hpc system Xeon-Phi nodes
3.580 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
3,072 Nodes
Unknown FDR-Infiniband
197 TB
Main Memory
86,016 CPU Cores


Gauss Centre for Supercomputing(GCS)
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Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin

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