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HPSC TerrSys

Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems

HPSC TerrSys was founded by Geoverbund ABC/J in 2011. Together with the associated Simulation Laboratory Terrestrial Systems (SimLab TerrSys) and in close cooperation with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), HPSC TerrSys provides the geoscientists of the ABC/J region with scientific and technical support for their research activities by means of its supercomputers.

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In a nutshell


  • HPSC technologies in the geosciences
  • Education and training
  • HPSC service and support, research and development
  • Relevant information for the public and industrial sectors
  • SimLab TerrSys at Jülich Supercomputing Centre


  • Exascale-ready applications, big data, data assimilation
  • High-resolution terrestrial monitoring system
  • Basic research and applied projects
  • Integrated simulation of coupled geo-ecosystems

The development, implementation, and application of generic key technologies for integrated simulations of Terrestrial Systems at the catchment and basin scale is the focus of the Centre for HPSC in Terrestrial Systems. Key technologies include physics-based scientific code and data assimilation infrastructure based on advanced parallel paradigms and algorithms. These technologies are needed to assess and manage water resources in the context of global change that impacts socioeconomic well-being, human health and security worldwide. The Centre’s research program is built on the unique interdisciplinary research and teaching infrastructure of Geoverbund ABC/J and state-of-the-art supercomputing environments at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The Centre strives to complete the path from fundamental research in computational Earth’s sciences to predictions useful for the general public, industry, and public policy makers.

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