Czech-Bavarian Competence Team for Supercomputing Applications (CzeBaCCA)

CzeBaCCA is the Czech-Bavarian Competence Team for Supercomputing Applications. With the next generation of supercomputers coming up by the early 2020ies, it is imperative to optimise simulation codes and at the same time to start training domain scientists. Only that way, it will be possible to best exploit the upcoming high performance systems capable of 1018 floating-point operations per second.


The recently inaugurated Czech supercomputer SALOMON serves as a perfect role model for such training and optimisation efforts since it is the biggest Intel Xeon Phi based system currently operating in Europe.

The aim of the initiative is threefold:

  • to establish well-trained supercomputing communities,
  • to improve simulation software and,
  • to foster the Czech-German collaboration in simulation supercomputing.

Besides their joint research programme around simulation software and tools for Salomon, TUM will organise a series of scientific workshops on topics like optimisation of simulation codes, and LRZ will offer a training program specifically designed for Intel Xeon Phi based systems.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Events and Conferences

Intel MIC Programming Workshop, 3 – 4 February 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Scientific Workshop: SeisMIC - Seismic Simulation on Current and Future Supercomputers, 5 February 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic

PRACE PATC Course: Intel MIC Programming Workshop, 27 - 29 June 2016, Garching, Germany

Scientific Workshop: High Performance Computing for Water Related Hazards, 29 June - 1 July 2016, Garching, Germany 

PRACE PATC Course: Intel MIC Programming Workshop, 7 – 8 February 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Scientific Workshop: High performance computing in atmosphere modelling and air related environmental hazards, 9 - 10 February 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic

PRACE PATC Course: Intel MIC Programming Workshop, 26 – 28 June 2017, Garching, Germany

Scientific Workshop: HPC for natural hazard assessment and disaster mitigation, 28 - 30 June 2017, Garching, Germany

Publications / Reports

M. Bader, Arndt Bode, Volker Weinberg, Momme Allalen, Branislav Jansík, Martin Palkovic, Vít Vondrák, Ondřej Jakl: New Czech-Bavarian Competence Centre for Supercomputing Applications established, inSiDE Vol. 14 No. 1 p. 76f, 2016, http://inside.hlrs.de/

Press release: Von Überschwemmungen in Bayern bis zur Simulation von Tsunamis, BAdW, July 2016

Article "Impulse für starke Partnerschaften" in "Länderprofil Tschechien", GATE-Germany, 2016

Michael Bader, Momme Allalen, Fabio Baruffa, Arndt Bode, Anton Frank, Volker Weinberg,  Ondřej Jakl, Branislav Jansík, Martin Palkovic, Vít Vondrák: "Intel MIC Programming“ & “HPC for Water Related Hazards“ Workshops @ LRZ, inSiDE Vol. 14 No. 2, p. 25ff, 2016, http://inside.hlrs.de/

Michael Bader, Momme Allalen, Arndt Bode, Anton Frank, Megi Sharikadze, Volker Weinberg, Ondřej Jakl, Branislav Jansík, Martin Palkovic, Vít Vondrák: "Intel MIC Programming & High performance computing in atmosphere modelling and air related environmental hazards @ IT4Innovations, Czech Republic", inSiDE Vol. 15 No. 1, 2017, http://inside.hlrs.de/, tbp

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Fast Facts

Project Duration

01/01/2016 - 01/07/2017

Contact person

Dr. Volker Weinberg

Funding agency

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Partner Institutions

  • IT4Innovations
  • Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
  • Technical University Munich
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