Adjusted normal operations of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre as of 25 May 2021

In accordance with the preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus published by the management of Forschungszentrum Jülich on 21 May, the Jülich Supercomputing Centre is switching to adjusted normal operations on 25 May and adjusting its range of services. Please note the information on the services and availability of our support teams.

Supercomputer JUWELS


Jülich Supercomputing Centre operates computers of the highest performance class. The supercomputers JUWELS and JURECA are currently among the most powerful supercomputers in the world.


Quantum computing

Prof. Kristel Michielsen's group at JSC is working on methods and models with which complex quantum systems can be simulated on supercomputers.



Supercomputer for Large Data Volumes

Forschungszentrum Jülich upgraded the modular supercomputer JURECA which is now capable of 23.5 quadrillion computations per second (petaflops). One particular focus of the new system is on processing gigantic volumes of data. This was achieved by installing the module JURECA-DC – “DC” stands for “data-centric” – delivered by the French vendor Atos and operated by the cluster software of the German company ParTec.

Passt das magnetische Moment des Myons in unsere physikalische Vorstellung über die Welt? Superrechner bringen neue Erkenntnisse in das alte Rätsel.

Muons – a Magnetic Mystery

Jülich, 7 April 2021 – For around 20 years, there has been a discrepancy between the theoretical predictions and experimental measurements of the muon magnetic field, indicating a possible error in our current physical understanding. A new calculation method with unprecedented precision has now taken the theoretical prediction closer to the previous experimental value. For the most part, the work involving scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich was conducted using Jülich’s supercomputers. The research findings have now been published in the renowned journal Nature. They are particularly relevant, since the first results of a new US experiment aiming to determine the muon magnetic field with greater precision will be announced on 7 April.

Supercomputer JUWELS


JSC offers computer resources of the highest performance class to its users. With JUWELS and JURECA, it is one of the most powerful computer centres in Europe.

Apply fo computing time

Apply for computing time now

Starting on 19 July, scientists can apply for computing time on JUWELS and JURECA for the next computing time period. Deadline for proposals is on 23 August 2021, 17:00 CEST

Auszubildende zum Mathematisch-technischen Software-Entwickler sitzen vor ihren Rechnern

MATSE training

At JSC, students can be trained to be mathematical-technical software developers and simultaneously take the bachelor study course „Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik“. Apply now for the training start on 1 September 2021.

Model of Simulation Labs

Simulation Laboratories

Simulation Laboratories enable computational science communities to solve problems with high scientific impact through efficient use of high-end supercomputing resources.