HLRS and KISTI Expand Collaborative Efforts

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During a recent visit of the KISTI team to HLRS, the two organizations renewed their partnership by signing a new Collaboration Agreement for the next five years.

The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) on August 17, 2023. This renewal marks the continuation of a fruitful partnership that has already facilitated the identification of collaborative opportunities and the pursuit of joint projects between the two institutions for over six years.


Initially signed in 2017, the MoU has since fostered a dynamic exchange of expertise, driving innovation in fields such as high-performance computing, data analytics, and machine learning. Prof. Dr. Michael Resch, Director of HLRS, and Prof. Dr. Minjoong Jeong, Director of KISTI’s Supercomputing Application Center, have been instrumental in cultivating this strong and mutually beneficial relationship between the organizations.

Beyond the signing of the MoU, the KISTI team learned about the center’s activities overall, with a special focus on quantum computing and AI, during their visit to HLRS. The meeting was closed with a visit of the computing room and the virtual 3D environment, the CAVE.

Among the notable outcomes of this long-term collaboration has been the joint endeavor to develop tools aimed at enhancing the visualization of simulation results, which holds significant promise for industries reliant on simulation-based design and fabrication processes. The teams from HLRS and KISTI have identified the synergies between HEMOS-Fluid, a technology developed by researchers at KISTI, and COVISE (Collaborative Visualization and Simulation Environment), a technology pioneered at HLRS. The combination of these technologies is anticipated to usher in a novel approach to visualizing simulation data, providing invaluable insights to businesses, including small- and medium-scale enterprises, thereby bolstering their competitiveness in the market.