From the Energy Revolution to new materials, from Astrophysics to the Earth System Sciences: To understand natural and technical processes in all their complexity, researchers use the fastest high-performance computers in the world. With the "Hochleistungsrechner Karlsruhe" - HoreKa for short - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is providing a new supercomputer for many disciplines. The system was handed over to the scientific communities in Summer 2021.
When it was commissioned in mid-2021, HoreKa was among the 15 most powerful computers in Europe and ranked 13th in the international supercomputer rankings in terms of energy efficiency. It can provide a computing power of more than 17 PetaFLOPS or 17 quadrillion computing operations per second, which corresponds to the performance of more than 150,000 laptops.
The system is available to scientists from all over Germany. Thanks to the new supercomputer, researchers in the areas of Earth System Sciences, the Materials Sciences, Energy and Mobility research in Engineering and Particle Physics will be able to gain a more detailed understanding of highly complex natural and technical processes.