Intel® Parallel Computing Center at LRZ


The Intel® Parallel Computing Center at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and Technische Universität München is a project financially supported by Intel to modernise community codes for the newest generations of Intel architectures. In this framework, our team at LRZ is active on the optimisation of performance of P-Gadget3, a widely used community code for computational astrophysics, on multi and many-core computer architectures, including the new Intel® Xeon Phi processor of second generation, codenamed Knights Landing (KNL).

For further details please see the Intel press release.


An overview on the main results of the modernisation of Gadget can be found in our paper, published in the proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017) and awarded as Oustanding Paper (runner-up);

Talk at the IXPUG Annual Spring Conference 2018, CINECA, Casalecchio di Reno (Italy), March 2018;

SC17: Talk at the Intel Booth (Nerve Center) on Performance optimization of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics code Gadget3 on second generation Intel Xeon Phi. Denver, Nov. 2017;

Talk at the PRACE PATC Course on Intel MIC Programming Workshop and Scientific Workshop on High Performance Computing for Water Related Hazards, LRZ, June 2017;

Talk at the Intel Community Hub at ISC High Performance 2017, Frankfurt, June 2017;

Webinar on Performance Optimization of SPH Algorithms for Multi/Many-Core Architectures, organised by Colfax Research, March 2017 (link to the video).

Events and Conferences (last 12 months)

IXPUG Annual Spring Conference 2018, CINECA, Casalecchio di Reno (Italy), March 2018.

Course "Programming the new KNL Cluster at LRZ", January 2018.

SC17 Intel Booth talk, Denver, November 2017.

HPCS 2017 Conference, Genova, July 2017 (contributed talk).

PRACE PATC Course: Intel MIC Programming Workshop, LRZ, June 2017.

ISC High Performance 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Intel Community Hub, June 2017.

Symposium "Intel Parallel Computing Center at LRZ/TUM: Extreme Scaling on Intel Xeon Phi Supercomputers", LRZ, June 2017.

Invited talk, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (Germany), April 2017.

IXPUG Annual Spring Conference, Cambridge (UK), April 2017.

KNL Workshop, Bologna (Italy), March 2017.

Fast Facts

Project Duration

1/10/2016 – 30/09/2018

Contact persons

Luigi Iapichino, Nicolay Hammer, Michele Martone ({luigi.iapichino, nicolay.hammer, michele.martone}

Funding agency

Intel Inc.


Partner Institutions

  • Technische Universität München (PIs.: Prof. Dr. Michael Bader, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz)
  • Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (PI: Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller)
  • Intel (funding partner)