The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (also called HLRS) operates very large computers.
These large computers are called supercomputers.
HLRS also teaches people how to use supercomputers.
HLRS is a part of the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
HLRS is one of Germany's largest centers for supercomputing.
HLRS is located at the University of Stuttgart in southwestern Germany.
High-performance computing (also called HPC) involves the use of very large, very fast supercomputers.
Scientists and engineers use HPC to study many kinds of very complex problems.
They use HPC to study things that are very small, very large, very far away, or very complex.
Large, fast computers can solve these complex problems very quickly.
Our largest supercomputer is called Hawk.
Hawk is one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers.
Hawk can calculate faster than thousands of laptop computers could, even if they worked together.
Hawk is so big that it needs its own building.
Hawk is much larger than a normal computer. It requires a large room and a lot of energy to run.
Scientists and engineers from across Europe use HLRS's supercomputers for their research.
High-performance computing is required for research in many scientific fields.
HLRS's supercomputers make it possible to:
These are just a few of the many ways that HLRS's supercomputers are used.
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You can contact us by sending an email to info(at)hlrs.de
High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
Nobelstraße 19, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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A member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, HLRS is one of three German national centers for high-performance computing.
HLRS is a central unit of the University of Stuttgart.