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

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

Hazel Hen - Cray XC40

since September 2015 - learn more
MPP-System Tier 1 - Cluster
7.420 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
7,712 Nodes
Cray Aries
987 TB
Main Memory
185,088 CPU Cores

SuperMUC - IBM iDataPlex, NeXtScale

since June 2012 - learn more -
MPP-System Tier 1 - Cluster Xeon-Phi-Nodes
6.922 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
12,525 Nodes
FDR10-Infiniband, FDR-Infiniband
546 TB
Main Memory
242,184 CPU Cores
64 Many Core Processors


since January 2013 - learn more -
MPP-System Tier 1 - Cluster
5.900 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
28,672 Nodes
Unbekannt (5D Torus)
459 TB
Main Memory
458,752 CPU Cores


Gauss Centre for Supercomputing(GCS)
c/o DFN e.V.
Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin

 Send a message to Gauss Centre for Supercomputing(GCS)