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HPC and Data Concept of the HGF to be Developed

Representatives from 16 of 18 Helmholtz centres met on 7 February 2011 at JSC and discussed basic ideas for a future HPC and data concept. The concept must take into account the broad spectrum of applications within HGF, the leadership role of computational scientists from HGF, and the promotion of community-oriented support. It was common understanding that the development of a sustainable data concept is particularly important. JSC presented a proposal to establish HGF simulation and data laboratories as local competence centres at HGF institutions, using and expanding the existing structure of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing.

A task force led by JSC was established and commissioned to prepare a draft concept which should address the above mentioned topics. In addition, a census will be conducted of existing HPC and data resources and demands at the different HGF centres, active pilot projects will be summarized and a cost projection will be made. The task force will present a draft version of the concept by the end of June 2011.
(Contact: Dr. Norbert Attig, ext. 4416)