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The competence centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys) is an initiative of Geoverbund ABC/J, which is a cooperation between RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen), University Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn), University of Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. The competence centre HPSC TerrSys is located at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys)

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich
phone: +49 2461 61-4462
fax: +49 2461 61-2518


  • Prof. Dr. Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen (Scientific director)

The website of HPSC TerrSys is operated by Forschungszentrum Jülich:

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

52428 Jülich

Postal address:
52425 Jülich

Delivery address:
52428 Jülich

Entered in the Commercial Register of the District Court of Düren, Germany: No. HR B 3498
Value Added Tax ID No. in accordance with § 27 a of the German VAT Law (Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE 122624631
Tax No.: 213/5700/0033

Board of Directors

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Karsten Beneke (Vice-Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Bolt

Supervisory Board

Ministerialdirektor Volker Rieke

Responsible in the sense of § 55, 2nd paragraph of Rundfunkstaatsvertrag (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting)

Prof. Harry Vereecken
Scientific Director Geoverbund ABC/J
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
IBG-3 Agrosphere
52425 Jülich


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