Kickoff bwHPC-S5 Phase 2

In 2020 the bwHPC members drew up the 2nd phase of the state-wide project bwHPC-S5 'Scientific Simulation and Storage Support Services' Phase 2. With the approval by the DFG and MWK the support project bwHPC-S5 which started at Juli 2018 (as Phase 1) transitioned to Phase 2 on April 01, 2021. Phase 2 will run until June 30, 2023, and includes 30.5 full time positions of which 21 are funded by the Ministry of Science, Research und Arts Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

On April 22, 2021, the project layout and the plan for the next 3 month was presented to the colleagues of the science data centers (SDCs) and to the associates and members of bwHPC. The project team will continue its work started in Phase 1 - e.g. user support of the HPC cluster and data faciilities, maintaining software and services, teaching - but will also address more the integration of HPC and (large scale) research data management and required services for such an integration.