High Performance Computing,
Data Intensive Computing and
Large Scale Scientific Data Management
in Baden-Württemberg

The primary goal is the establishment of an integrated statewide computing and data infrastructure as well as the increase of efficiency and the effectiveness through first-class support of scientists and users. In order to achieve an integrated view for the users, all user-related activities and public relations work are organised across all topics and offer support for all services with the same structures and information media.

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bwUniCluster, © R. Barthel, KIT

4 High Performance Computing resources, aka bwForClusters, tailored to needs of the scientific communities and 1 general purpose system, aka bwUniCluster.

Data Facilities

Data Center, © S. Raffeiner, KIT

Data storage facilities tailored to the needs of the scientific communities.


Generic and scientific specific support by bwHPC competence centers, bwHPC-S5 project team and the HPC cluster and data facility operational teams.


bwHPC provides and maintains a huge variety of software ranging from scientific (commercial) applications over math and communication libraries to performance tools.

bwHPC Logo News & Events


In our newsletter we inform you quarterly with news and current progress about our services related to bwHPC. Topics of our third issue of 2019 are:
  • Flashback: ISC Conference 2019
  • Current bwHPC Course Offers
  • Save the date: bwHPC Symposium 2019
  • bwNET100G+ SDN Workshop
  • What is SDS@hd?
  • New! Website Launch of bwHPC
The current newsletter can be downloaded via:


The 6th bwHPC symposium will be held on September 30, 2019, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Its focus is on scientific projects carried out with the help of high performance computing resources supplied within the framework of the bwHPC initiative of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The event offers a unique opportunity to engage in an active dialog between scientists using high performance compute resources, operators of bwHPC sites, and the bwHPC-S5 support centers. The symposium is free of charge and open to researchers from all scientific fields. Participation from outside Baden-Württemberg is explicitly encouraged.

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All publications or published work that have been achieved by using the bwHPC resources.

Tiger Team Projects

Short term collaborations between bwHPC support/facility members and scientists.

bwHPC Logo About Us

Infrastructure and projects are funded by the ministry of science, research and arts (MWK) of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, by the German research society (DFG) and 10 universities of Baden-Württemberg. Expertise is pooled in so-called bwHPC competence centers.

bwHPC Logo bwHPC Members

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
University of Applied Sciences Esslingen
University of Hohenheim
University of Konstanz
University of Mannheim
University of Stuttgart
Ulm University