Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU)

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The Erlangen National High-Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU) of FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is a member of Germany’s National HPC Alliance. It operates large-scale HPC-systems and provides HPC-services, related user support and HPC-training to German universities. Its HPC research activities focus on performance engineering, analytic performance modelling, performance tools development and research software engineering for modern HPC-architectures. NHR@FAU investigates and further develops hardware efficient building blocks, programming concepts and numerical algorithms for scalable, efficient and robust iterative sparse matrix applications and stencil-based solvers on large-scale HPC systems. Popular contributions include the LIKWID performance toolkit, the highly-scalable Walberla simulation framework, the Execution Cache Memory (ECM) Model and the node-level performance engineering tutorial series.
NHR@FAU offers also exceptional competence and extensive research activities in the area of atomistic simulations on chemical and biomolecular structures, with broad applications in chemistry, life sciences, materials sciences, and physics. With the Atomic Structure Simulation Lab, NHR@FAU established a Germany-wide unique interdisciplinary competence center that helps users to select and use atomistic simulation methods in an HPC environment and actively accompanies and coordinates the development of high-performance simulation codes. An interdisciplinary approach promises not only synergy effects, e.g. through the exchange and joint development of simulation and evaluation tools, but in particular a cross fertilization of materials and life sciences, which often use the same or very similar simulation techniques.


Martensstraße 1
91058 Erlangen