New National High Performance Computing Center with focus on Atomistic Simulations
to be established at FAU
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). 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, 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.