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About Steinbuch Centre for Computing

The Steinbuch Center for Computing (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

ForHLR - Megware MiriQuid (FH I) Lenovo NeXtScale (FH II)

since September 2014 - Last Update: February 2016 - learn more - Top500.org
MPP system SMP nodes Tier 2 hpc system
1.171 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
1,701 Nodes
Unknown FDR-Infiniband, EDR-Infiniband
136 TB
Main Memory
34,800 CPU Cores

bwUniCluster - Megware bwUniCluster, bwUniCluster-Erweiterung

since January 2014 - Last Update: May 2017 - learn more - Top500.org
Internal MPP system SMP nodes Tier 3 hpc system
444 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
872 Nodes
Unknown FDR-Infiniband
86 TB
Main Memory
18,304 CPU Cores

File Systems

WORK file system

Global (Lustre)

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6553 TB
disk storage

HOME file system

Global (Lustre)

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2078 TB
disk storage

HPC Networks and Alliances


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Neumair, Prof. Dr. Achim Streit
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

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