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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen Erlangen Regional Computing Center

Erlangen Regional Computing Center

RRZE is the central IT service provider of the FAU, ensuring an operative IT infrastructure for science, teaching, and management. It also supports other universities in Northern Bavaria within a regional service framework. Providing an interface between scientific research and technology, RRZE is a center of IT competence in the higher education landscape and a partner for science. The northern Bavarian branch office of the “network of competence for scientific high performance computing in Bavaria” (KONWIHR) is located at the RRZE.

HPC Expertise

Model-based Performance Engineering
Courses with this focus are offered all over Germany and worldwide. For instance, RRZE HPC experts act as external trainers of the PATCs (PRACE Advanced Training Centers).

Sparse Matrix-Vector-Algorithms and the GHOST Library
Research activities at the RRZE have been ongoing since the year 2000 and are currently being conducted in the DFG priority programme “SPPEXA” under the “ESSEX” project.

Development of the LIKWID Multicore Toolsuite
LIKWID is an easy to install collection of tools that simplify the handling of multicore systems under the Linux OS. LIKWID can also be used as a monitoring backend and is already in operation in many computing centers of the GA. The development has started in 2009 and is currently being funded through the BMBF project “FEPA”.

HPC Systems

Meggie - Megware Linux-Cluster

since December 2016 - learn more -
MPP-System Tier 3 - Cluster
511 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
728 Nodes
47 TB
Main Memory
14,560 CPU Cores
HPC Cluster Emmy @RRZE

Emmy - NEC LX-2400

since October 2013 - learn more -
GPU-Nodes MPP-System Tier 3 - Cluster Xeon-Phi-Nodes
232 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
560 Nodes
36 TB
Main Memory
11,200 CPU Cores
16 Many Core Processors

TinyGPU - Sysgen GPU-Nodes I, GPU-Nodes II, GPU-Nodes III Nvidia GPU-Nodes IV

since February 2016 - learn more
GPU-Nodes Tier 3 - Cluster
25 Nodes
1 TB
Main Memory
348 CPU Cores
NEC Tsubasa Accelerator

TinyVec - NEC A300-2

since June 2018 - learn more
1 Nodes
0 TB
Main Memory
12 CPU Cores

File Systems

WORK file system

Emmy (Lustre)

since October 2013
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430 TB
disk storage

Meggie (Lustre)

since December 2016
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850 TB
disk storage

HOME file system

Global (NFS)

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5 TB
disk storage


Vault - since February 2009

  • 1x IBM TS3500
  • 6 tape drives
  • 2.000 magnetic cartridges
  • 2.500 TB tape storage


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.
14 months remaining
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...
12 months remaining
Self-Adaption of Time-Step-based Simulation Techniques on Heterogeneous HPC Systems
The research project SeASiTe has the purpose to thoroughly investigate self-adaptation of time-step-based simulation codes on heterogeneous HPC systems. The goal is the design and provision of a software toolset with which the application programmer can...
12 months remaining


Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen (RRZE)
Dr. Gerhard Hergenröder
Martensstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

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