De­cision of the Joint Sci­ence Con­fer­ence (Ge­mein­same Wis­senschaft­skon­fer­enz, GWK) for a high-per­form­ance com­puter at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity

Following the recommendation by the German Council for Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK) has decided on June 23 to approve funding for a new high-performance computer at Paderborn University. The Council for Science and Humanities had issued a recommendation with best ratings for the proposal of Paderborn University for a new high-performance computer in May.

From 2018 to 2022, the federal government, the state government of North Rhine-Westfalia and Paderborn University will provide a total of 25.4 million €. In two phases, a total of 10 million € will be invested in a new high-performance computer, which – presumably – will rank among the ten most powerful HPC systems in Germany when taken into operation. For the construction of the modern and particularly energy-efficient computing center, which will presumably be finished in 2020, an amount of 15.4 million € is provided.

Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn, vice president for research and junior academics: “With Noctua we establish the best conditions for interdisciplinary research at the cross section of applications, methods and computing systems research and we are well prepared for the requirements coming in future. For Paderborn University this is a further important step towards increasing the international visibility of its top level research. We are very proud to become one of the most powerful university HPC systems in Germany with our new research infrastructure.”

The new compute center will be the first pure research building being approved at Paderborn University.

Further information can be found in our press release from May 5, 2017.