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.


PC2 Hackathon 2023: A Week of High-Performance Computing Advancements

From September 4 to 7, 2023, the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing hosted their first hackathon event that brought together researchers with diverse scientific backgrounds to collaborate on innovative High-Performance Computing (HPC) projects. Key themes included software development, accelerator programming, performance engineering, and project infrastructure support.

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International CP-PAW Autumn School - Hands-on Course on Density-Functional Calculations

This autumn school introduces first-principles electronic-structure calculations. Lectures provide theoretical background on methods and materials. Practical experience will be gathered during hands-on tutorials using our CP-PAW code. In the optional second week the focus will be on a guided self-study project which will be presented in a seminar. The course targets physicists and chemists during their masters or PhD studies.

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Call for Proposals 2024-1: Access to HPC Resources at PC²

The thirteenth Call for Proposals for HPC resources at PC² is now open (Call 2024-1).

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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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06.09.2023 - 06.09.2023

Besucherführung im HPC-Rechenzentrum der Universität Paderborn

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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