HPC Center

HPC Infrastructure

Dragon`s-Rock Cluster
© Fraunhofer SCAI
Dragon`s-Rock Cluster
  • Fraunhofer SCAI operates a HPC cluster with a huge variety of applications from different domains e.g. engieneering, bio-informatics, basic numerical and data applications
  • Testbeds with latest HPC Technologies are available
  • Computational resources of the center are dedicated to the institute and our customers

The capacity of 300 nodes is available for the developments and research of SCAI and collaborations between the institute and industry.

Service Portfolio

© Fraunhofer SCAI

With SCAI´s research and buisiness segment for HPC

We offer:

  • Code optimizing & Software development
  • Performance benchmarking
  • HPC support for service provider
  • Assistance using simulation codes
  • Training (e.g. CUDA, on request FPGA related trainings)
  • Operation and installation consulting
  • Additional: Consulting for data analytics applications on HPC systems

Cloud Computing

Over the last years, Cloud Computing has evolved to an alternative or an extension of the in-house IT infrastructure. Benefits are greater flexibility and lower costs in the medium term though resource usage that is adapted to the respective demand. There are different technical realisation of Cloud Computing depending on the application: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) und Software as a Service  (SaaS), with a decreasing  dependency of the user (or customer) regarding the hardware actually used by the Cloud service provider. Furthermore, Clouds are distinguished between so-called public Clouds (commercial offerings), in-house Clouds (which may be operated by the local IT department or a commercial provider), hybrid Clouds that combine both types, and community Clouds that are operated by and for a dedicated community. However, there are a number of not yet fully solved matters. In particular, these concern Interoperability, Security (vendor lock-in), Data Protection, Service Level Agreements and Software Licence Management. In several national and European funded projects Fraunhofer SCAI has developed approaches addressing these matters and has acquired expertise, which we offer to our customers and partners.

Our HPC Center is involved in the following initiatives:

More information about HPC Center

SESAME Net


SESAME Net – Supercomputing Exprertise for Small & Medium Enterprise Network

Nationale Grid Initiative für Deutschland