The Gauß-Allianz consists of the leading German supercomputer centres. The association was founded to promote research and development in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC) and to coordinate the HPC-related activities in Germany. Another important goal is to increase the visibility on an international level by bundling the expertise of the participating supercomputing centres. Paderborn University, represented by the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) has been a founding member of the Gauß-Allianz.
Based on the recent decision of the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK) to approve the funding of the Paderborn University for a new national level high-performance computer system, the Gauß Alliance member status of the Paderborn University is raised from associated member to full member. With this, PC² enters the top 10 of German HPC computer centres. This opens further opportunities for scientists of the Paderborn University to do their research more efficient and effective.
The Gauß-Allianz is a non-profit association for the promotion of science and research. To this end, it supports the scientific community in Germany by creating the conditions for sustainable and efficient use of supercomputing resources of the top performance classes, in particular through the coordination and pooling of complementary skills and diversified computer architectures and the associated access structure.
The mission of the Gauß-Allianz is to coordinate the HPC related activities of the members. With the provision of versatile computing architectures and by combining the expertise of the participating centres, this creates the ecosystem necessary for computational science. Strengthening the research and increasing the visibility to compete on an international level are further goals of the Gauß-Allianz. It is especially an important milestone to maintain the leading role of Germany in the European supercomputing activities.