Virtual Institute – High Productivity Supercomputing

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Jülich Supercomputing Centre

With some 5000 employees, Forschungszentrum Jülich is devoted to multidisciplinary research and development in the areas of energy, environment, information technology, and health. To support the research center's scientific mission, Jülich Supercomputing Centre runs one of the most powerful scientific computer centers in Europe. Applications hosted there include simulations mostly from physics and chemistry, environmental research, and to an increasing extent also from computational biology. The institute's research and development activities concentrate on the methodological advancement of supercomputing and the operation of supercomputers as scientific large-scale devices. Being an essential component of its scientific mission, research on tools for parallel programming has a long tradition in Jülich, resulting in two decades of experience in developing and using performance-analysis tools for parallel and distributed applications. [More]