Project and User Management, Accounting

This department is responsible for user management and accounting, including creating and maintaining web interfaces necessary for (federal) project management and data availability for users. The department also conducts activities related to the European supercomputing infrastructure (PRACE) and data management. This involves operating and continually developing high-performance storage systems as well as conceiving new strategies for data management for users and projects working in the field of data analytics.

Department Head

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bönisch


Related projects


This study will assess potential applications of high-performance computing (HPC) in crisis situations, and what organizational procedures are needed to ensure that HPC resources are immediately available.

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InHPC-DE furthers the federation of the three national HPC centres in Germany, addresses new requirements such as security, and evaluates the Gaia-X ecosystem in the context of high-performance computing.



As a participant in the German National Research Data Infrastructure initiative, this consortium is creating a national platform for data integration in catalysis and chemical engineering research.

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ORCHESTRA is developing a networked platform for sharing data and for creating a new large-scale, pan-European cohort for research on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, providing a model for addressing future public health threats.

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The Science Data Center for Literature is an interdisciplinary research project to sustainably organize the data life cycle in digital literature.

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Focusing on a large-scale, high-resolution earth system model, TOPIO is investigating read and write rates for large amounts of data on high-performance file systems, as well as approaches that use compression to reduce the amount of data without causing a significant loss of information.

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Past projects


CATALYST researches methods for analyzing large datasets produced by modeling and simulation with the goal of implementing a framework that combines HPC and data analytics.

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