Cooperations and Participation

Contents list


Regional and statewide

  • Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart (asc(s)
    The asc(s was founded to support application-oriented research in the automotive field through the use of information and communication technology. In this context, the transfer of know-how from science to industry in the field of numerical simulation is the declared objective.
  • BelWü (extended LAN of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg) 
    BelWü is the network of the scientific institutions in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
  • [abgeschlossen] bwGRiD (computing grid for Baden-Wuerttemberg) 
    Within the framework of the national Grid Initiative of Germany (NGI-DE) also the installation of a regional grid-infrastructure within the State of Baden-Württemberg has been furthered at the State’s universities. By the creation of bwGRiD the functionality and advantage of grid concepts in the field of HPC shall be verified, the access to grid infrastructures optimised and previous organisation and security problems managed. Beyond that new cluster and grid applications shall be developed and existing licence problems solved. Participants are the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Tübingen and Ulm.
  • bwHPC-C5 - Coordinated Compute Cluster Competence Centers
  • bwHPC-C5 is an accompanying project to the implementation concept of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg for high performance computing and acts as a link between scientists and high performance computing systems of the entry level.
  • bwIDM - federated identity management in Baden-Wuerttemberg
    The goal of bwIDM is to provide operators and users of the universities’ IT services in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg with a uniform, simple and secure service access.
  • [abgeschlossen] bwLSDF - data storage for the universities in Baden-Wuerttemberg
    In order to establish a distributed storage infrastructure for research and teaching in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, SCC has started the project bwLSDF (Large Scale Data Facility for Baden-Wuerttemberg) with four core project partners of the universities of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Stuttgart and Ulm. The goal of the project being funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg is to provide academic users in the state with a ubiquitous and transparent access to storage resources.
  • EnSoC – initiative of the state, KIT and economy
    The Energy Solution Center Karlsruhe (EnSoC aims at developing programs and tools for the efficient use of high performance computers in energy research and technology.
  • SICOS GmbH (SICOS limited company)
    The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Stuttgart have founded the “SICOS GmbH” (formerly HVV GmbH), a company that pools resources for High Performance Computing, Grid Computing and Large Scale Data Management in the science sector in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Its tasks include the development and operation of national resources, the provision of a uniform user platform, the coordination of resource offers to industry and the creation of a security concept.
  • "Simulierte Welten" (simulated worlds)
    The project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg (MWK), the Steinbuch Centre for Computing, the High Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart as well as the Institute of Social Sciences of Stuttgart University, with the goal to make both the risks and the immense opportunities of high performance computing known at schools in the state.
  • Statewide service working groups
    Working group backup and storage
    The employees responsible for data backup at the computer centres of the universities and colleges of the state of Baden-Württemberg meet regularly at one of the locations to exchange views and receive training on backup and archiving strategies and tools.
  • Statewide data storage association
    In case of a disaster, the most important data of the Universities of Heidelberg and Hohenheim are also backed up at the KIT within a state-wide cooperation. 
  • VIP (Virtual network of the colleges of education)
    The data of the statewide colleges of education in Freiburg, Ludwigsburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Weingarten, Schwäbisch Gmünd are saved at SCC.


  • BGNW (user group networks)
    The user group networks (BGNW) is a special interest group of network users, and serves as vendor-neutral and independent forum on the topic "networks". 
  • CERT
    The CERT Association is a cooperation of the German speaking CERT teams from the trading, banking, industrial and scientific sector. In the framework of the CERT association the following overarching objectives are pursued: to ensure the protection of national information technology networks as well as to respond jointly and quickly in case of security incidents. 
  • DFN-Verein (German research and education network)
    DFN-Verein is the association which promotes a German research and education network. It is the central organisation for science in Germany to develop and operate a communications infrastructure on its own, as Germany's national research and education network, DFN.
  • Gauß-Allianz
    The Gauß-Allianz was funded to promote research and development in the field of HPC and to coordinate the HPC related activities in Germany, a further important goal is to increase the visibility on an international level by bundling the expertise of the participating centers.
  • National Grid Initiative for Germany (NGI)
    NGI-DE is the National Grid Initiative for Germany and part of the European Grid Initiative (EGI). The goal of NGI-DE is to make available a reliable and secure e-infrastructure for Germany. Consortium manager of the related joint research unit is SCC.
  • [terminated] Software-Cluster
    The Software-Cluster is based in the southwest of Germany, an area that is known as the Silicon Valley of Europe. Numerous universities, companies and research institutions work closely together in and around the key software development centers within this region, which includes Darmstadt, Karlsruhe, Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken and Walldorf. Together they develop trend-setting corporate software for the future.
  • [terminated] UNICORE Forum (Uniform Interface to Computing Resources)
    The UNICORE Forum e.V. was founded in December 1999 by developers, leading European HPC centres, and supporting hardware vendors as a non-profit association to foster the distribution and use of UNICORE, to publish and maintain the specifications, to coordinate further development, certify implementations and extensions, and to support workshops.
  • ZKI (Centres for communication and information processing in teaching and research)
    Purpose of ZKI (registered association) is the advancement of information processing in teaching and research at universities and publicly funded large-scale research institutions. SCC is represented in the following workinggroups: 
    Identity und Access Management >> Informationssicherheit >> IT-Servicemanagement >> Multimedia und Grafik >> Software-Lizenzen >> Supercomputing >> Web


    The accelerated proliferation of data – newly available from powerful new scientific instruments, simulations, and digitization of library resources – has created a new impetus for increasing efforts and investments in order to tackle the specific challenges of data management, and to ensure a coherent approach to research data access and preservation. EUDAT aims to address these challenges and exploits new opportunities using its vision of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure. KIT is one of the 25 partners from 13 countries in EUDAT.
  • European Grid Initiative (EGI)
    The objective of is to create and maintain a pan-European Grid Infrastructure in collaboration with National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) in order to guarantee the long-term availability of a generic e-infrastructure for all European research communities and their international collaborators. SCC is consortium manager of the German Grid Initiative NGI-DE being organised by the German association “Gauß-Allianz”. 
  • FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams)
    FIRST is an international confederation of trusted computer incident response teams who cooperatively handle computer security incidents and promote incident prevention programs.
  • Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS)
    MANRS is a community of security-minded network operators committed to making the global routing infrastructure more robust and secure.
    NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit body with the sole aim of promoting the effective use of engineering simulation methods such as finite element analysis, multibody system dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
  • OpenCirrus ™ - worldwide cloud computing testbed with SCC participation
    In July 2008 HP, Intel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. created a global, multi-data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research and education. The goal of the initiative is to promote open collaboration among industry, academia and governments by removing the financial and logistical barriers to research in data-intensive, Internet-scale computing.
    RING is a cooperation for network operators. Every participant makes a (virtual) machine available to the RING, and thereby gains access on all servers which are part of the project. This makes it easier for parties to debug network issues and troubleshoot 'from the outside'. 
  • RIPE (Réseaux IP Européen)
    RIPE is a collaborative forum open to all parties interested in wide area IP networks in Europe and beyond.
  • Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG)
    The experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European research centre CERN produce roughly 15 million Gigabytes of data annually. The mission of the WLCG project is to develop, build, and maintain a computing infrastructure for storage and analysis of the LHC data. SCC is contributing to WLCG with the German tier1-centre GridKa and GGUS.