Jülich Supercomputing Centre Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V.


The Jülich Supercomputing Centre, located at the Forschungszentrum Jülich ("Research Centre Jülich") – one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe – provides high performance computer capability and capacity for scientists at the Research Centre Jülich, at universities and research laboratories in Germany and in Europe, as well as for industrial partners.


JSC's mission

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich enables scientists and engineers to solve highly complex, grand challenges in science and engineering with supercomputing and collaborative data and compute infrastructures.

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre has been operating supercomputers since 1987. JSC provides access to its supercomputing resources of the highest performance for research projects coming from academia, research organizations, and industry in Germany and Europe through a competitive scientific peer review process.

JSC has approximately 250 experts working on all aspects of supercomputing and simulation. The centre’s research portfolio comprises supercomputer design and technology, mathematical modelling and numerical, parallel algorithms as well as computational sciences and data science methodology and applications. Staff and users collaborate to develop algorithms in domain-specific simulation and data laboratories, and these innovations are ultimately used in earth system science, neuroscience, energy and materials science, as well as computational biology applications. In the realm of computer science, JSC researchers focus on modular supercomputing, cluster computing, performance analysis of applications, visualization, computational steering and federated infrastructures.

In funded projects and co-operations with hardware and software firms, such as Atos, Intel and ParTec, as well as NVIDIA, JSC drives development towards exascale systems and tackles the challenges associated with scaling up applications for next-generation Exascale supercomputers.

For more information about JSC, please visit the centre’s website.

HPC Resources 

JSC currently operates JUWELS, a modular HPC system consisting of a Cluster and a Booster module co-designed by Atos, ParTec, NVIDIA/Mellanox, and JSC, as its flagship supercomputer. For more information on system performance and specs, please visit our HPC infrastructure page.