On April 3 HLRS took its next step in strengthening its scientific cooperation in Asia. In a short ceremony in Wuhan, China, Supercomputing Center of Wuhan University Director Dengyi Zhang and HLRS Director Michael Resch signed an agreement pledging collaboration for the next three years.
HLRS and the Supercomputing Center at Wuhan University plan to exchange scientists and to focus on key research topics in high-performance computing (HPC). Both sides will also share experience in installing large-scale computing systems, particularly because both Wuhan and Stuttgart aim to develop exascale systems.
In addition to its cooperation with the Supercomputing Center at Wuhan University, HLRS has made formal agreements of collaboration with other centers for high-performance computing in Asia, including the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), the Shanghai Supercomputing Center, the National Center for High Performance Computing (Taiwan), and the Cyberscience Center, Tohuku University (Sendai, Japan). HLRS also maintains agreements with many other HPC centers in Europe, Russia, and the United States aimed at promoting the exchange of HPC knowledge and expertise.