List of HLRS Research Projects

Current Projects


aqua3S

aqua3S is developing a new system for detecting threats in drinking water safety and security, combining data from state-of-the-art sensors and other detection mechanisms.

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bwHPC-S5

This project coordinates support for HPC users in Baden-Württemberg and the implementation of related measures and activities, including data intensive computing and large-scale scientific data management.

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Cape Reviso

By combining machine learning, sensor technology, network analysis and VR in digital twins, HLRS is developing planning and decision support tools for conflict analysis and reduction between cyclists and pedestrians.

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CASTIEL

This coordination and support action is enhancing the activities of the EuroCC project by promoting collaboration and the exchange of knowledge and skills among HPC national competence centers across Europe.

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CATALYST

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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CIRCE

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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DEGREE

DEGREE is investigating a method for increasing energy efficiency in data centers by dynamically controlling cooling circuit temperatures, and is developing guidelines for implementing the resulting concepts.

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ENRICH

The ENRICH project will analyze current developments in IT and the operation of high-performance computing (HPC) centers regarding their resource efficiency and sustainability potential.

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EuroCC

HLRS is the coordinating center for this Europe-wide project to establish national HPC competence centers and develop a shared, high level of expertise in high-performance computing, high-performance data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

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exaFOAM

exaFOAM is working to reduce bottlenecks in performance scaling for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications on massively parallel high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

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FF4EuroHPC

FF4EuroHPC conducts outreach and provides support to Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to enable them to profit from the advantages for innovation offered by high-performance computing technologies and services.

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IKILeUS

HLRS is the coordinating center for this project to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) topics into curricula at the University of Stuttgart, and to implement AI technologies to improve instruction.

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KoLab BW

This project is developing tools for meeting and collaborating from remote locations in three-dimensional virtual reality environments.

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NFDI4Cat

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

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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SDC4Lit

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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SEQUOIA

HLRS is developing new software for quantum computers and investigating ways to integrate them with conventional systems for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.


SERRANO

SERRANO aims to introduce a novel ecosystem of cloud-based technologies, from specialized hardware resources to software toolsets, to enable application-specific service instantiation and optimal customization.

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SimTech

This interdisciplinary Excellence Cluster at the University of Stuttgart is developing simulation technologies to enable integrative systems science.

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Simulated Worlds

This enrichment program offers school-age students opportunities to develop and execute simulation projects in collaboration with HLRS scientists.

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Trust in Information

Multidisciplinary research led by the HLRS Department of Philosophy of Computational Sciences is developing perspectives for assessing the trustworthiness of computational science and limiting the spread of misinformation.

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Past Projects


BEAM-ME

BEAM-ME developed strategies based in applied mathematics and computer science to increase computational performance of energy system models on high-performance computing systems.


BEinGRID

BEinGRID worked to promote the adoption of grid computing technologies across the European Union and to stimulate research into innovative business models using them.


BonFIRE

The BonFIRE project designed, built, and operated a multi-site cloud facility to support applications, services, and systems research targeting the Internet of Services community within the Future Internet.


bwDataArchiv

In this project, established and reliable techniques for long-term storage were selected and deployed in order to establish a technical infrastructure and service for the safe, long-term preservation of scientific and culturally relevant data.


bwFDM

This project established direct contact to scientific communities at the universities of Baden-Württemberg to record in detail the specific needs for data services, infrastructure, and support in handling research data.


bwHPC-C5

The project bwHPC-C5 coordinated support on a federated basis for users of high performance computing (HPC) in the state of Baden-Württemberg and implemented related measures and activities.

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bwVisu

bwVisu provided powerful visualization resources to scientific institutions in Baden-Württemberg, including working toward the development of a scalable service for remote visualization of scientific data.

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ChEESE

ChEESE developed European flagship codes for upcoming pre-exascale and exascale supercomputing systems, focusing on Earth science fields such as computational seismology, magnetohydrodynamics, physical volcanology, tsunamis, and earthquake monitoring.

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CoeGSS

CoeGSS brings together the power of high-performance computing and some of the most promising thinking on global systems in order to improve decision-making in business, politics and civil society.


CoolEmAll

Platform for optimising the design and operation of modular configurable IT infrastructures and facilities with resource-efficient cooling


CoSpaces

Innovative collaborative work environments for individuals and teams in design and engineering


CRESTA

CRESTA brings together four of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres, with one of the world’s major equipment vendors, two of Europe’s leading programming tools providers and six application and problem owners to explore how the exaflop challenge can be met.


CYBELE

CYBELE is integrating tools from high-performance computing, high-performance data analytics, and cloud computing to support the development of more productive, data driven methods for increasing agricultural productivity and reducing food scarcity.

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DASH

DASH aims to ease the efficient programming of future supercomputing systems for data-intensive applications. These systems will be characterized by their extreme scale and a multi-level hierarchical organization.


DIPL-ING

This federally funded project is researching possibilities of efficient data management with regard to high amounts of scientific data emerging from the programs of engineering science at the University of Stuttgart.

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DORII

Deployment of the Remote Instrumentation Infrastructure


DreamCloud

The project aims to develop novel load balancing mechanisms that can be applied during runtime in a wide range of parallel and high performance computing systems, allowing for a fine-tuning of the trade-off between performance guarantees and system efficiency according to the application needs.


ECO2Clouds

Ecological implications of cloud-based IT infrastructures are creating a critical gap in the current state of the art in research and business. The ECO2Clouds project investigated strategies that can ensure effective application deployment on the cloud infrastructure, reduce energy consumption and by association CO2 emissions and furthermore the costs of the whole execution.


ELeGI

The European Learning Grid Infrastructure (ELeGI) project has the ambitious goal to develop software technologies for effective human learning.

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EOPEN

EOPEN aims to tackle the technical barriers arising from the massive streams of Earth observation data to ensure scalability of the data harmonization, standardization, fusion, and exchange methods.

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EuroLab-4-HPC

EuroLab-4-HPC has the objective to establish a European Research Center of Excellence for high-performance computing (HPC) systems.


Eurolab4HPC2

Eurolab4HPC2 worked to promote the consolidation of European research excellence in exascale HPC systems.


EUXDAT

EUXDAT is a Horizon 2020 project building an e-infrastructure addressing agriculture, land monitoring, and energy efficiency for sustainable development.


ExaFLOW

The main goal of ExaFLOW is to address key algorithmic challenges in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to enable simulation at exascale, guided by a number of use cases of industrial relevance, and to provide open-source pilot implementations.


ExaSolvers

Today, exascale computers are characterized by billion-way parallelism. Computing on such extreme scale requires methods that scale perfectly and have optimal complexity. This project brings together several crucial aspects of extreme scale solving.

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EXCELLERAT

EXCELLERAT facilitates the development of important codes for high-tech engineering, including maximizing their scalability to ever larger computing architectures and supporting the technology transfer that will enable their uptake in industry.

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Excess

The EXCESS scientific and technological concept in addressing energy efficiency is defined by novel execution models between common high-performance computing infrastructures and embedded systems.


EXPERTISE

The objective of this European training network for mechanical and computer science engineers is to develop advanced tools for analyzing fluid dynamics in large-scale models of turbine components and to eventually enable the virtual testing of an entire machine.

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FinGrid

The goal of the Financial Business Grid (FinGrid) is to identify and develop adequate financial services by using a grid architecture.


FocusCoE

This project coordinates strategic collaboration and outreach among EU-funded Centres of Excellence to more efficiently exploit the benefits of extreme scale applications for addressing scientific, industrial, or societal challenges.

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Fortissimo

The importance of advanced simulation to the competitiveness of both large and small companies is well established. The principal objective of Fortissimo is to enable European manufacturing, particularly small to medium enterprises (SMEs), to benefit from the efficiency and competitive advantage inherent in the use of simulation.


Fortissimo 2

The FORTISSIMO 2 project targets the adoption of advanced simulation in small and medium-sized companies, realizing a “one-stop-shop” to enable state-of-the-art hardware access, expertise, applications, visualization and tools in an efficient fashion.


GAMES

The GAMES project aims at developing a set of innovative methodologies, metrics, open source ICT services and tools for the active management of energy efficiency of IT service centers.

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HiDALGO

This project is developing novel methods, algorithms, and software for HPC and HPDA to model and simulate complex processes that arise in connection with major global challenges.

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HONK

This project focused on extending the computational fluid dynamics code FLEXI for new applications, including with respect to industrial problems.


HPC Europa 3

HPC Europa 3 fosters transnational cooperation among EU scientists (especially junior researchers) who work on HPC-related topics such as applications, tools, and middleware.

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HPCWE

This consortium of academic institutes, HPC centers, and industrial partners in Europe and Brazil is developing novel algorithms and state-of-the-art codes to support the development of more efficient technologies for wind power.

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HyForPV

This project aims to develop and operationalize new prediction products for the integration of photovoltaics (PV) into the energy market and smart grids by delivering simulations of PV power output at high resolution.

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IB-ISEB

IB-ISEB worked to develop a framework for constantly monitoring bridges in order to enable better preservation strategies.


IRMOS

The objective of IRMOS was to enable real-time interaction between people and applications over a Service Oriented Infrastructure, where processing, storage and networking had to be combined and delivered with guaranteed levels of service.


iWindow

The goal of iWindow is to enhance the real machine window with computer-generated images and additional information.


JUNIPER

JUNIPER was an EU FP7-ICT project, started in December 2012, that aimed to establish a development platform for new-generation, data-demanding applications.


LarKC

The overall vision of LarKC is to build an integrated platform for semantic computing on a scale well beyond what is currently possible.

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Media Solution Center BW

This preliminary project set out to find new and innovative, technology-affine solutions for computing-intensive work steps in the production of different kind of media, and to prepare the foundation of the Media Solution Center BW.


MIKELANGELO

The vision of MIKELANGELO is to improve responsiveness, agility and security of the virtual infrastructure through packaged applications, using the lean guest operating system OSv and the newly developed superfast hypervisor sKVM.


MoeWE

The MoeWe project developed the Supercomputing-Akademie, a training program in high-performance computing that is conceived to address the unique needs of researchers and IT professionals in industry.

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Mont-Blanc 2

The limiting factor in the development of an exascale high-performance computer systems is power consumption. The Mont-Blanc2 project focused on the task of developing a next-generation HPC system using embedded technologies to address this challenge.


Mont-Blanc 3

The Mont-Blanc project aims to design a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future HPC standards, built from energy-efficient solutions used in embedded and mobile devices.


MyThOS

The clock-speed of modern processors barely rises any longer. Instead, hardware is moving towards placing multiple processing units on a single chip and interconnecting them.


Open Forecast

HLRS is developing approaches for combining freely available data and supercomputing resources to create a new generation of searchable data products for European citizens, public authorities, economic operators, and decision makers.

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OPTIMIS

The motivation for OPTIMIS is the vision that hybrid clouds will become commonplace, realized by private clouds interacting with a rich ecosystem of public and other cloud providers.


OSCCAR

This project is testing a novel, simulation-based approach to develop new systems for protecting vehicle occupants in accidents.

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PaaSage

Cloud computing is revolutionising the IT industry through its support for utility service-oriented Internet computing without the need for large capital outlays in hardware to deploy their services or the human expense to operate.


ParaPhrase

ParaPhrase aims to produce a new structured design and implementation process for heterogeneous parallel architectures.

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PHANTOM

The project aims to address the challenges of energy-efficient parallel infrastructure development based on acceleratable heterogeneous hardware such as GPU, CPU, and FPGA in domains like cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, or high-performance computing.


plugIT

plugIT aims to develop the IT-Socket that realizes the vision of "plugging" business into IT in a way similar to the one used to provide electricity via a socket to any device that can be plugged in.


Polca

POLCA explicitly addresses the programmability concerns of both embedded and high performance computing.


POP

This Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications offers the service of precisely assessing the performance of computing applications, identifying issues that affect code performance and the best way to alleviate them.


POP2

This Center of Excellence in Computing Applications provides performance optimization and productivity services for academic and industrial users of high-performance computing.

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PRACE

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe supports high-impact scientific discovery and engineering R&D to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society.

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Reallabor Stadtquartiere 4.0

The project Reallabor Stadtquartiere 4.0 explored new methods and technologies to support participatory planning for sustainable development.

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Semiramis

The SEMIRAMIS project defines and implements a pilot infrastructure for e-services taking care of a secure authentication and management.


SkaSim

SkaSim addressed the computational requirements for the development of extremely accurate models of molecular interactions.


SLA4DGRID

The SLA4D-Grid project envisages a Service Level Agreement layer for supporting users, communities and resource providers.


SODALITE

The project aims to provide an optimized, resilient, heterogeneous execution environment that enables operational transparency between cloud and HPC infrastructures.

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Sustainability in HPC Centers

Motivated by the sustainability strategy, green IT strategy, and HPC strategy of the state of Baden-Württemberg, this project investigated how principles of sustainability could be applied to the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS).


TaLPas

The project TaLPas (Task-basierte Lastverteilung und Auto-Tuning in der Partikelsimulation) targets an auto-tuning, task-based approach to high-performance particle simulations.

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TIMaCS

The project aims at reducing the complexity of the manual administration of computing systems by realising a framework for intelligent manangement of even very large computing systems based on technologies for virtualising, knowledge-based analysis and validation of collected information, definition of metrics and policies.


TrustCoM

Trust and contract management framework enabling secure collaborative business processing in on-demand created, self-managed, scalable, and highly dynamic virtual organizations.


VALIDATE

This project aims at providing a research basis for studies on control and driver assistance systems in future vehicles using virtual environment techniques.

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Visdral

Visdral worked to develop advanced methods in computer aided crash analysis by progressing data acquisition as well as data processing.

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Visionair

Visionair called for the creation of a European infrastructure for high level visualization facilities that are open to research communities across Europe.


VisPME

The objective of this project is the development of a flexible, highly parallel and scalable interactive visualization environment for data processing and analysis that meets the requirements of the different application domains.

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