Virtual Institute — High Productivity Supercomputing

Technische Universität Dresden

Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing

The Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) is a central scientific institution of the Dresden University of Technology with a focus on performance evaluation and optimization. With its interdisciplinary orientation it supports other faculties and institutions in their research and education. Support and consulting is provided to users from Saxonian universities, surrounding research institutes like Max Planck Society and industrial partners. With the installed compute and storage facilities ZIH is a unique environment for data-intensive computing in bio-informatics and other scientific areas. The installed versatile supercomputer infrastructure was designed with a special focus on balanced system architecture with high bandwidth between processors, to the file system and the tape silo. Beyond the support of local users ZIH cooperates with other HPC centers in Germany and world-wide and is an established competence center for parallel computing and software tools. [More]