Forschungszentrum Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the largest research centres in Europe. It pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research addressing the challenges facing society in the fields of health, energy and the environment, and information technologies. The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), located at Forschungszenrum Jülich, is one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany as part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS). Presently, JSC operates some of the highest performance European systems.
JSC has over 30 years’ expertise in providing supercomputer services to national and international user communities. JSC’s research and development concentrates on mathematical modelling and numerical, especially parallel algorithms for quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulations. The focus in the computer sciences is on cluster computing, performance analysis of parallel programs, visualization, computational steering and federated data services.
FZJ is contributing to RED-SEA in terms of defining application requirements and providing LinkTest, a scalable benchmark for communication based on MPI or other communication layers.