Supercomputer Made in Jülich Setting New Benchmarks

Forschungszentrum Jülich and its partners have built the most powerful supercomputer in Europe with unparalleled flexibility and energy efficiency. Jülich’s upgraded supercomputer JUWELS is now capable of 85 petaflops. This is equivalent to 85 quadrillion computing operations per second or the computing power of more than 300,000 modern PCs.

Causing Continued Concern: Forests

It has been too dry and warm in Germany for the third year in a row. Many trees are suffering, especially spruce. One of the consequences: they are more susceptible to pests. Jülich researchers are observing the development in the Eifel and measuring the effects, for example on the atmosphere’s CO2 content.

Talent Scout in the Cell Factory

They’re small, but mighty: microorganisms. The industry known as “white biotechnology” takes advantage of their potential in a variety of ways. However, one particular challenge that is often faced is to find the right cell out of millions. Jülich researchers have now managed to develop a biosensor that makes searching for the right candidates easier.


On the Road to Transparent AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) surpassed humans in chess, poker, and Go years ago. But even the most accurate AI-based analyses have one flaw, and that is that to date it is often barely possible for a person to understand how they come about. As part of a new project, an interdisciplinary team is now working on shedding more light on AI’s “black box”. Physicist and neuroscientist at Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University Prof. Moritz Helias is coordinating the project.