HLRS and National Supercomputing Center Guangzhou Expand Collaboration

04 November 2019

A memorandum of understanding commits the centers to expertise sharing in the coming years.

The National Supercomputing Center Guangzhou (NSCC-GZ) at Sun Yatsen University in Guangzhou, China and the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) have agreed to intensify their collaboration. During a visit to China early in September, HLRS Director Michael Resch and NSCC-GZ Director Yutong Lu signed an agreement pledging to work together on issues of common interest.

NSCC-GZ is home to Tianhe 2A, one of the fastest supercomputers worldwide, and is a leader in high-performance computing in China. Under the new collaboration agreement with HLRS, the two supercomputing centers pledged to exchange researchers and hold workshops together in the coming years.

In addition to its cooperation with the National Supercomputing Center Guangzhou, HLRS has made formal agreements of collaboration with other centers for high-performance computing in Asia, including the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), the Shanghai Supercomputing Center, the Supercomputing Center at Wuhan University, the supercomputing center of the University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei), the National Center for High Performance Computing (Taiwan), and the Cyberscience Center, Tohuku University (Sendai, Japan). HLRS also maintains agreements with other high-performance computing centers in Europe, Russia, and the United States aimed at promoting the exchange of HPC knowledge and expertise.