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2016-03-05

Start-Up of the High Performance Computing System ForHLR II

The system allows deep investigations in several research areas such as energy, environment, materials science and engineering technology. ForHLR II is housed in a dedicated building equipped with the newest highly-efficient cooling technologies.

The new ForHLR building located at KIT Campus North.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has celebrated the completion of the ForHLR HPC system on 4th March, 2016. The starting shot to this ceremony was given by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka, President of KIT, who hold an opening speech including a scientific Colloquium. Theresia Bauer (Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science, Research, and the Arts) followed with a greeting speech to all participants. The keynote lecture “Diving into recycling materials“ (“Tauchgänge in die Werkstoffe“) has been be hold by Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch (KIT/IAM). The central part of the ceremony has included, first, a presentation of the ForHLR II computing system by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Neumair, Director of the SCC, and then the start-up of the system. Additional scientific contributions given by Prof. Dr. Peter Nielaba (Uni Konstanz), Prof. Dr. Markus Uhlmann (KIT/IfH) and Dr. Rainer Koch (KIT/ITS) has concluded the event.

ForHLR II is a Petaflop-System, which is characterised by 1170 Nodes (Intel Xeon-Prozessors), 24000 Cores and 74 TByte system memory. It will allow deep investigations in several research areas such as energy, environment, materials science and engineering technology.

The whole ForHLR computing system, as well as the highly-efficient ForHLR II building (Picture), are financed by the German Federal Government and the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Additional Information: http://www.scc.kit.edu/dienste/forhlr2.php

Contact: Horst Gernert

 

Achim Grindler