HLRS and National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou Renew Collaboration

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Prof. Yutong Lu and Prof. Michael Resch signed a memorandum of understanding between the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou and the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart.

A newly signed memorandum of understanding pledges scientific cooperation with a focus on numerical algorithms, scientific visualization, and emerging technologies.

The High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) and the National Supercomputer Center Guangzhou (NSCC-GZ) have agreed to continue their collaboration on issues of shared scientific interest. In a meeting at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China on September 22, 2023, HLRS Director Prof. Michael Resch and NSCC-GZ Director Prof. Yutong Lu signed a formal memorandum of understanding that extends the cooperation agreement for three years. During the signing ceremony, the directors welcomed the opportunity to continue open scientific discussion between the two centers.

The agreement will enable collaboration in the areas of research and education, and will facilitate joint workshops, courses, and the exchange of faculty, staff, and PhD students to increase expertise in Stuttgart and Guangzhou. It also identifies scientific areas that will frame the cooperation. These include numerical algorithms using unstructured grids, emerging technologies in parallel programming and networking, and the immersive visualization of numerical simulations. The two centers will also explore how these approaches can support the development of applications for engineering and global systems science.

The NSCC-GZ is home to Tianhe-2A, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and supports technological research using high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. The new memorandum of agreement continues the formal collaboration agreement between the two centers that was last renewed in 2019.

— Christopher Williams