In the Joint Science Conference (GWK), the federal and state governments have agreed to jointly promote not only research buildings and large-scale facilities but also high-performance computing at universities. The aim is to create a coordinated network of several National High Performance Computing (NHR) computing centres that offer resources and services for high-performance computing to all German universities.
The new funding concept envisions that the federal and state governments will no longer only cover investment costs, but also operating and personnel costs. Up to 62.5 million euros will be available annually for the entire NHR network.
The RWTH Aachen University applies together with the Technical University Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) - in cooperation with the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science - for the admission in the national network for high and supercomputing - and won.