New national high performance computing center to be established at FAU

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High Performance Computing

The Joint Science Conference (GWK) of the German federal states has just announced that FAU will receive funds to establish a National Center for High Performance Computing (NHR@FAU) with focus on atomistic simulations. Already next year almost 9 million € will be invested in a new parallel computer. Over the project duration of ten years more than 65 million € will be invested in infrastructure and services dedicated to atomistic simulations in Chemistry, Life- and Materials Science. As one of seven principal investigators, MAP chair Prof. Erik Bitzek will represent the Materials Science community in the Atomistic Structure Simulation Laboratory of NHR@FAU, providing support to researchers and fostering collaborations between computational material scientists, chemists and biologists.