The High Performance Computing Center of Stuttgart (HLRS) is the first National Supercomputing Center in Germany and is offering services to both academic users and industry. It is a research and service institution affiliated to the University of Stuttgart. Apart from the operation of supercomputers, HLRS activities include teaching and training in distributed systems, software engineering and programming models, as well as development of new technologies. HLRS is an active player in the European research arena with special focus on Scientific Excellence and Industrial Leadership initiatives.
HLRS has been at the forefront of research and innovation over the last 20 years. During this time we have participated in and implemented successfully more than 90 European research and innovation projects and a large number of national and state-wide projects.
HLRS is a leading innovation center, applying programming methods, numerical methods and cloud technologies for the benefit of multiple application domains such as energy, health, environment, and mobility. Thanks to its close interaction with industry, the center’s capabilities and expertise support the whole lifecycle of simulation covering research aspects, pre-competitive development and preparation for production. Having established a working group which actively examines and tests new technologies, HLRS can bring into projects expertise on leading edge technologies hardware and scale up data analysis techniques.
HLRS is tightly connected to academia and industry through long term partnerships with global market players such as Porsche and T-Systems, as well as other European companies, HPC centres and Universities worldwide. Particular attention is given to our collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through established entities such as SICOS BW GmbH and the Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart (ASCS).
HLRS operates a CRAY XC40 supercomputer delivering a peak performance of more than 7 PetaFlops and owns a variety of smaller systems, reaching from clusters to cloud resources. To support local industry and satisfy the growing demand for training in HPC a dedicated Training Center was inaugurated in October 2016.