New HLRS Steering Committee Holds First Meeting

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Members of the new HLRS steering committee (l-r): Andrea Beck, Roland Potthast, Kira Rehfeld, Miriam Schulte, Anita Schöbel, Thomas Ludwig, Andreas Frommer, Peter Bastian, and Volker Wulfmeyer. (Not pictured: Lars Pastewka, Jörg Schröder, Birgit Strodel).

A multidisciplinary panel of advisors will help to shape the center’s continuing evolution.

Comprised of members of the center’s user community and other experts in the field of high-performance computing and its applications, the HLRS steering committee provides guidance and advice regarding HLRS’s activities.

At its first meeting on October 5, the steering committee elected Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig, Director of the German Climate Computing Center, as the committee chair. Prof. Dr. Peter Bastian, Group Leader for Scientific Computing at the University of Heidelberg, was elected vice chair. They will serve for a three-year term.




The following are the members of the new HLRS Steering Committee.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig

German Climate Computing Center

Vice Chair

Prof. Dr. Peter Bastian

University of Heidelberg

Steering Committee Members

Prof. Dr. Andrea Beck

University of Magdeburg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Frommer

University of Wuppertal

Prof. Dr. Lars Pastewka 

University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Roland Potthast

German Weather Service

Prof. Dr. Kira Rehfeld 

University of Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, ITWM

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jörg Schröder

University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. rer. Nat. Miriam Schulte

University of Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Birgit Strodel 

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer

University of Hohenheim

The responsibilities of the HLRS steering committee include conducting oversight of system usage, setting policies concerning computing time allocations, and making decisions regarding grants of computing capacity for European, national, and statewide projects. The steering committee is also involved in decisions regarding the selection of hardware and software, formalities related to accounting, and the definition of system operating rules.