Monthly HPC Café – The KONWIHR program: overview and funding opportunities (February 14, hybrid event)

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The next HPC Café takes place on Tuesday, February 14, at 4 p.m. as a hybrid event (in person + Zoom). We invite you to come to RRZE’s seminar room 2.049 to have coffee and cake, and as always, there will also be plenty of time to get in touch with your favorite HPC group.

The monthly HPC Café is an opportunity to get to know each other and to stay up to speed with current developments at NHR@FAU. After a general Q&A phase, the focus will be put on advanced or application-specific topics. In the HPC Café we also offer short talks about anything HPC related, from running job scripts to performance issues. The Café is also an informal platform to give feedback or talk about general requests.

The event will start with the open coffee chat and Q&A. At 4:30 p.m., the presentation will start to allow remote attendees to join on time.

Topic:   The KONWIHR program: overview and funding opportunities


The Leibniz Computer Centre (LRZ) in Garching and the Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU) provide researchers in Bavaria with state-of-the-art HPC systems of all performance classes. The efficient use of such highly parallel systems requires the continuous adaptation of existing programs as well as the development of new, scalable programs for simulation, optimization, and data analysis.  The main objective of the funding program KONWIHR (Competence Network for Scientific High Performance Computing in Bavaria) is to support scientists in adapting and developing their numerical applications or other data- or computation-intensive codes for modern (highly) parallel computer architectures. Efficient execution and scalability on modern manycore architectures shall be ensured. Project funding includes the provision of personnel resources and access to the proven HPC competence of the participating computer centers.

The presentation will give an overview of the KONWIHR program, successful past projects, and funding guidelines.