Simulation Laboratories (SimLabs)

For some years now there has been a growing realisation that the application software in computational sciences is lagging behind HPC hardware developments. While several Petaflop-scale supercomputers are now available worldwide, it is becoming increasingly difficult to exploit these machines efficiently with single applications. Substantial efforts are needed in order to enable the involved computational science communities to solve problems with high scientific impact through efficient use of high-end supercomputing resources.

JARA-HPC and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre are jointly committed to meeting this challenge: With the so-called Simulation Laboratories (SimLabs) we combine domain-specific research with the required methods for highly parallel computing on high-performance computers and supercomputers. Three corresponding JARA-HPC SimLabs are currently established: