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About Scientific Computing Center

The Scientific Computing Center (SCC) is the information technology center of KIT. The SCC not only provides IT services for a big research institution, but also SCC does research in the topics of scientific computing and data analysis, management of large scale research data and data intensive computing as well as secure IT-federations. On behalf of the State of Baden-Württemberg, SCC runs a Tier-2 high performance computing center (Forschungshochleistungsrechner – FH I & II) for nationwide users.The Petaflop system is very energy-efficient and it works through a ‘hot-water cooling’ which won the first place at the ‘Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis’ 2017. Furthermore SCC provides the basic high performance computing resources for other Baden Württemberg universities. For the international high-energy physics community, the SCC operates a German WLCG-Tier-1 data and analysis center with GridKa for storing, analyzing and archiving the data of the LHC-accelerator at CERN.

HPC Expertise

  • Management and archiving of large scale and unique data
  • Scientific Computing, especially for Engineering Sciences
  • Methods for secure IT federations
  • Optimization of Data Life Cycles in Climate and Environmental Research
  • Data intensive computing and data analysis with most modern techniques from industry and science.

HPC Systems


HoreKa - Lenovo ThinkSystem

since June 2021 - learn more - Top500.org
769 Nodes
248 TB
Main Memory
58,444 CPU Cores
668 GPGPUs
bwUniCluster 2.0 Stage 1

bwUniCluster 2.0 - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant Lenovo ThinkSystem

since March 2020 - Last Update: November 2022 - learn more
837 Nodes
159 TB
Main Memory
40,608 CPU Cores
196 GPGPUs


since February 2024 - Last Update: February 2016 - learn more - Top500.org