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New high-performance computer at RRZK

CHEOPS - the high-performance computer of the RRZK will soon receive a worthy successor. Photo: Dieter Both, Bull GmbH

On 5 July 2019, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) decided on the recommendation of the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) to fund a new high-performance computer at the University of Cologne. CHEOPS 2 will - besides providing a powerful computing infrastructure - support research focused on the analysis of large amounts of data as well as the methodical improvement of simulation and visualization.

The 11.1 million euros will be used to expand CHEOPS 2 in two phases in the coming years. The required space is already available: The new high performance computer will be housed in the new server hall at the RRZK.

It will not only be available to the university's core profile areas, but also to a proportion of scientific users from all over Germany.

Further information can be found in the press release.

Free online courses on the subject of supercomputing

How is a supercomputer constructed? How is a supercomputer used and what significance does the use of supercomputers have for modern science?

These basic questions will be developed in an online course in English from 24 September on the e-learning portal "". The course is aimed at anyone interested in supercomputing, high-performance computing and state-of-the-art computer technology. The course was developed by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the research organisation SURFsara from the Netherlands.

All important information and registration can be found at:

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk