Cooperation and memberships

Contents list


Regional and country

  • ALWR-bw (Working Group of the Heads of Scientific Computing Centers in Baden-Württemberg)
    The Working Group of the Heads of Scientific Computing Centers in Baden-Württemberg coordinates cooperatively provided services and joint IT projects of the universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
  • BelWü (Baden-Württemberg's extended LAN)
    BelWü is the network of scientific institutions in Baden-Württemberg.
  • bwHPC - High Performance Computing, Data Intensive Computing and Large Scale Scientific Data Management in Baden-Württemberg
    bwHPC is a central component of the implementation concept of the state strategy for digital infrastructure and supercomputers in Baden-Württemberg. The goal of the accompanying project bwHPC-S5 is to establish an integrated state-wide computing and data infrastructure and to increase efficiency and effectiveness by providing first-class support to scientists and users.
  • bwIDM - Federal Identity Management Baden-Württemberg
    bwIDM provides the operators and users of IT services of the universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg with the possibility of uniform, simple and secure service access.
  • hww - high-performance computing for science and business
    The hww supports you in making the high-performance computers and the associated necessary know-how available to your company.
  • State-wide Service-AGs
    Backup and Archiving Working Group
    The employees responsible for data backup at the computer centers of the universities and colleges in the state of Baden-Württemberg meet regularly at one of the locations to exchange information and receive training on backup and archiving strategies and tools.
  • State-wide data backup network
    In the event of a disaster, the most important data of the universities of Heidelberg and Hohenheim are also backed up at KIT within a state-wide cooperation.
  • SICOS GmbH (SImulation, COmputing, Storage)
    The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Stuttgart have jointly founded SICOS GmbH to facilitate access to simulation and supercomputing as well as big and smart data technologies, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Smart Data Solution Center Baden-Württemberg
    The Smart Data Solution Center Baden-Württemberg supports small and medium-sized enterprises from the region in accessing smart data technologies.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy Research Group (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences).
    The SCC is a technical partner for projects of the research group KIM of the HfG Karlsruhe.
  • VIP (Virtual Network of Universities of Education).
    The user data generated at the six PH locations (Freiburg, Ludwigsburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Weingarten, Schwäbisch Gmünd) are secured at the SCC.


  • BGNW (UserGroupNetworks)
    The User Group Networks (BGNW) is an interest group of network users and serves as a vendor-neutral and independent forum on the topic of "networks".
  • DFN (Association for the Promotion of a German Research Network)
    The DFN-Verein is a joint institution of science and research for the promotion of computer-aided communication in Germany.
  • Gauss Alliance
    As the operator of a national high-performance computer of the second performance level, the SCC is a full member of the Gauss Alliance.
  • NHR Association
    In the NHR Association, we bundle the resources and competences of university high-performance computing and make them available to scientists of German universities free of charge.
  • ZKI (Centers for Communication and Information Processing in Teaching and Research e.V.)
    The purpose of the association is to promote information processing in teaching and research at universities and predominantly publicly funded institutions for large-scale research and research promotion. The SCC is active in the following working groups:
    Identity and Access Management >> Information Security >> IT Service Management >> Multimedia and Graphics >> Software Licensing >> 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.
  • Europractice
    Europractice is a European initiative that makes methods and technologies for microelectronics and electronic circuit design available for non-commercial research and teaching at academic institutions and publicly funded research centers.
  • 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)
    Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a voluntary commitment for network operators involved in the Internet. The commitment includes, among other things, the implementation of security measures and the publication of contact information.
    NAFEMS is an international, neutral and independent interest group for users of the Finite Element Method (FEM) and related numerical methods.
    In the RING project, network operators running an Autonomous System on the Internet provide each other with access to servers. With this access, participants can test connections to their own networks in order to detect sources of errors and solve them together with other network operators.
  • RIPE (Réseaux IP Européen)
    RIPE is an open collaborative forum for those interested in wide area IP networks.
  • WLCG (Worldwide LHC Computing Grid)
    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Research Center CERN produces about 15 petabytes of data per year. In order to provide all participating research groups worldwide with the most efficient access to this data, the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) has been launched. Under this grid project, raw LHC data is distributed to 11 globally distributed Tier1 computing centers, which in turn can be accessed by a number of regional smaller centers (Tier2). In Germany, the Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe (GridKa), operated by the SCC, performs the role of the Tier1 center.