Supercomputing is a key technology of modern science and engineering to solve critical problems of high complexity. Computer simulation and modelling have become indispensable supporting pillars for modern science and engineering, joining the traditional methods of theory and experiment as an additional partner. The application areas range from physics, materials science, chemistry, biology and medicine, to fluid dynamics and structural mechanics. These areas pose equally increasing challenges on the precision of scientific and technical modelling, the efficiency of the mathematical methods and the innovative power of the computer architecture.
The Gauß-Allianz was funded to promote research and development in the field of HPC and to coordinate the HPC related activities in Germany, a further important goal is to increase the visibility on an international level by bundling the expertise of the participating centers.