Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing

Welcome to the national high-performance computing center at Paderborn University. Our research mission is to advance interdisciplinary research in parallel computing and computational sciences with innovative computer systems.

Our HPC infrastructure and services are available for academic users from Germany and international collaborators. We are members of the national HPC association NHR, Gauß Alliance, and the regional HPC.NRW competence network of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Photo (Paderborn University, Johanna Pietsch): The contracts for the new HPC system have been signed. (front from left to right) Judith Schröter (Lenovo) and Simone Probst (Paderborn University), (back from left to right) Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl (Paderborn University) and Oliver Kill (pro-com).

Contract awarded for next supercomputer at Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing

Paderborn University is set to receive a high-performance computing (HPC) system from pro-com Datensysteme GmbH, featuring AMD's next-generation processors, 740 Lenovo compute nodes, and over 5 petabytes of IBM Spectrum Scale storage. This energy-efficient system, costing about 14 million Euros, will be used for nationwide research starting in 2025, and will enhance the university's current Noctua 2 system with double the computing…

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Seasons Greetings

We wish all our customers, cooperation partners and students happy holidays and look forward to continuing our collaboration in 2023.

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Workshop: Exploring Efficient Neural Network Inference on FPGAs with FINN

On the 12th December 2023, the first hands-on workshop to explore efficient neural network inference with FPGAs took place at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2). The workshop was organized and hosted by PC2 in cooperation with the Computer Engineering Group of Paderborn University, both partners within the eki project.

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02.11.2023 - 03.11.2023

NHR-Computational Physics Symposium 2023

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20.10.2023 - 20.10.2023

PC2 User Day 2023

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18.09.2023 - 20.09.2023

NHR-Conference | 18.09.23 - 20.09.23 | Berlin

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„The first-class HPC infrastructure and services at PC2 and the membership in the NHR network enable scientists from Paderborn and nationwide to conduct cutting-edge research in various scientific fields.”

Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl,
Managing Director


Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2)

Room X1.105
Paderborn University
Mersinweg 5
33100 Paderborn