HLRS and Its Community of Partners

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HLRS's work would not be possible without cooperation with many other organizations across the academic, industrial, and public administration communities. We participate actively in regional, national, and international networks focused on the field of high-performance computing and its many applications. The following is a brief overview of the HLRS "ecosystem," along with links to additional information.

Institutional affiliations

HLRS is both a central institute of the University of Stuttgart and a founding member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, the alliance of Germany's three tier-0 national high-performance computing centers.

University of Stuttgart
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing

Funding of our supercomputer

HLRS relies on the support of numerous granting agencies to make its operations and programs possible. Chief among these at the federal level is the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), which provides essential operating and facilities support through the SiVeGCS granting program. At the state level, HLRS also receives essential support from the State of Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and Art (MWK).

Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
Ministry for Science, Research and Art (MWK)

European supercomputing community

HLRS is an active participant in key European organizations that coordinate and promote the continual improvement of high-performance computing and related technologies across the European Union, including their application for excellence in scientific and industrial research and development.

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
EuroHPC Joint Undertaking

Training partnerships

In addition to its core training program, HLRS founded the Supercomputing-Akademie, a continuing professional education program specifically designed to address needs for increased expertise in HPC in industry. HLRS also works closely with PRACE and other European supercomputing centers to help build HPC expertise across Europe.

PRACE Training Program

High-performance computing for industry

HLRS launched and and continues to be a key player in organizations created to facilitate access to high-performance computing technologies in industry. Currently, these organizations focus on supporting access to HPC in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SICOS-BW), facilitating the development of simulation technologies in the automotive industry (Automotive Solution Center for Simulation), and promoting innovation in the arts and media industries (Media Solution Center). HLRS also works closely with Höchstleistungsrechner für Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft GmbH (HWW), an organization founded in 1995 to provide world-class supercomputing power to industry.

Höchstleistungsrechner für Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft, GmbH (HWW)
Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.
Media Solution Center Baden-Württemberg

Research partnerships

HLRS regularly partners with and has collaboration agreements with academic and industrial research institutes, providing HPC computing resources and expertise. In addition, HLRS is a member of numerous third-party funded research projects focusing on improving HPC technologies and focusing on concrete cases in which the use of supercomputing shows potential to help resolve pressing global challenges.

HLRS Projects

Industrial partnerships

Supporting industry is an important part of HLRS's mission. In addition to providing computing time for industrial clients on the center's high-performance computing systems, HLRS has also established formal partnerships with companies to collaborate on topics that enable both sides to develop new capabilities and expertise.

Fraunhofer IPA

International collaborations

HLRS has formal collaboration agreements with leading centers for high-performance computing and academic research in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. These agreements facilitate the exchange of expertise and personnel, and enable cooperation on projects of shared interest.


Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paulo


National Supercomputing Center Guangzhou
Shanghai Supercomputing Center
University of Science and Technology of China
Wuhan University


Tallinn University of Technology


Cyberscience Center, Tohuku University

Russia (currently suspended)

Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics (Novosibirsk)
Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Moscow)
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation

South Korea

Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)


National Center for High Performance Computing


Donetsk National Technical University

United States

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
University of Houston
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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