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New GCS Large-Scale Projects at JSC

Twice a year, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) issues a call for large-scale projects on its petascale supercomputers JUQUEEN (JSC), HERMIT (HLRS), and SuperMUC (LRZ). Projects are classified as "large-scale", if they require more than 2 % of the available CPU cycles, corresponding, e.g., to 36 million core hours on JUQUEEN. This time around, six additional projects were able to achieve the status of a large-scale project on JUQUEEN, with a total of about 380 million core hours being awarded. Four projects are from high-energy physics, submitted by Prof. Zoltan Fodor, Dr. Kalman Szabo (both Bergische Universität Wuppertal), Prof. Gerrit Schierholz (DESY), and Prof. Hartmut Wittig (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), all dealing with various problems in the theory of strong interactions. One project is from the field of chemistry, submitted by Prof. Dominik Marx (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), about mechanochemistry, i.e. the mechanical manipulation of covalent bonds. Finally, one project is from condensed matter physics, submitted by Dr. Jens Harting, (University of Stuttgart), dealing with the simulation of complex fluids and their flow through porous media.

For more details on these projects and also on projects at HERMIT and SuperMUC, see
(Contact: Dr. Walter Nadler,