ISC High Performance 2020 Digital

Like all events, this year's ISC-HPC in Frankfurt has been cancelled. That is the bad news. The good news follows: The organizers have put together a fine digital online program all about super- and quantum computing for the four days from June 22 to 25. Access to the program is free of charge after registration and will remain so until 14 days after the event. The registration period has just begun.

Insights into the Technology and Practical Tools

Of course, colleagues from the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) will also be involved in the digital ISC-HPC: Martin Schulz, Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Director of the LRZ, is co-chairman of the scientific programme this year and will also present two of his research projects together with colleagues: They focus on the main memory design of supercomputers and the improvement of performance and storage capacities as well as the efficient use of energy.

Vytautas Jancauskas and Jalal Lakhlilili prepare a video to introduce the EasyVVUQ software framework. This is a tool library of various programs for High Performance Computing (HPC) that helps to verify, validate and quantify statistical uncertainties that arise in large scale simulations and visualizations. EasyVVUQ was developed within the project "Verified Exascale Computing for Multiscale Applications" (VECMA), which is funded by the EU, and is already usable.

Controlling Supercomputers

The project paper of the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group (EEHPCWG), in which Michael Ott is involved, also deals with the monitoring of HPC systems. The working group looked at the different monitoring programs of supercomputing centers and compared them. On the same topic, the first international workshop on Monitoring and Operational or Working Data, MODA, is also taking place within ISC-HPC, in which Daniele Tafani is involved.

Finally, Salvatore Cielo will present the technical details and background of the visualization of an interstellar turbulence, which was created last year on the basis of astrophysical data from the University of Canberra and which was shortlisted for an award at the international SC fair in the USA. In his presentation, Cielo will focus in particular on useful programs from Intel's OSPray library, for example, which have been helpful in large-scale simulation and visualization.

Find us in the digital program:



Tuesday, June 23rd 3:30pm - 3:55pm

Footprint-Aware Power Capping for Hybrid Memory Based Systems

Tuesday, June 23rd 5:35pm - 6pm                

Pattern-Aware Staging for Hybrid Memory Systems

Tuesday, June 23rd 6:45am - 6:50am

EasyVVUQ: Bringing your UQ workflows to the exascale

Tuesday, June 23rd 4:08pm - 4:11pm

Global Experiences with HPC Operational Data Measurement, Collection and Analysis

Thursday, June 25th 6am - 11pm

1st ISC-HPC International Workshop on “Monitoring and Operational Data Analytics” (MODA)

Thursday, June 25th

Workshop Machine Learning on HPC Systems

Thursday, June 25th

Large-scale SciViz with Intel OSPRay and VisIt - Intel Workshop

LRZ is #shapingtomorrow by supporting ground-breaking Covid-19 research

Already back in March, our GCS partners and us have implemented a GCS Fast Track Program to give expedited access to LRZ resources for Sars-Cov-2 related research projects.

Here we would like to highlight projects:

  1. Computer model enables protective ventilation
  2. Simulating the Human

Prof Coveney will be giving an invited talk at ISC20 to report on this latter project.

For a complete overview of supported projects, please see here

Tune in to the BAdW-Cast (podcast) to listen to LRZ Director Professor Kranzlmüller and Prof Wall, Director of the Institute for Computational Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich, talking about the 'digital lung' project mentioned above.

Why HPC is indeed shaping tomorrow and why it is especially helpful in times of crises, read in this by-lined article by our director Prof Dieter Kranzlmüller for 1E9 magazine

LRZ is #shapingtomorrow by making HPC more energy-efficient

Energy efficiency has been a core research and development focus for LRZ for many years.

SuperMUC-NG Video

See for yourself in this video of SuperMUC-NG to get more stats.

Our recent efforts focus on monitoring

DCDB video

Check out this video and visit the open source project website for more info

You are interested in more background information on DCDB? Look no further then here:

DCDB: Modular, Continuous, and Holistic Monitoring for HPC

Recent papers in this field of research include

LRZ is #shapingtomorrow working on #FutureComputing

As a world-class academic supercomputing centre, it is one of our core tasks to explore new and diverse architectures within our Future Computing Program and evaluate the capabilities of this technology and the benefit these might bring to our users’ science. We have been especially interested in the integration of Quantum Computing (QC) and of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with HPC.

The latest edition to our testbed program BEAST (Bavarian Energy, Architecture and Software Testbed) is HPE’s Cray CS500 system with Fujitsu A64FX processors - similar to the architecture deployed in the Fugaku supercomputer, currently #1 on the Top500 list. Read on here.

Find some background articles here:

 You want to stay tuned about our Quantum efforts, joint the LRZ initiated Bavarian Quantum Computing eXchange, more info via

Materials for Download

LRZ Image Brochure

V2C Flyer

SuperMUC-NG Fact Sheet

Opportunities for Students

Engage on Social Media

Follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates from us: @LRZ_DE

Follow our director, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüler: @Kranzlmueller

We will use the following hashtags for our outreach: #shapingtomorrow #ISC20 #HPCforGermany #HPC #WeAreLRZ