SPONSORING Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V.


Student Support

As Germany's national supercomputing institution, GCS is committed to encourage a wide variety of activities that help promote up and coming experts in the field of high-performance computing (HPC). One of these activities are the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) events which have regularly been scheduled as multiple-day live events during the world’s largest gatherings of the HPC community: (1) the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis “Supercomputing Conference” (SC), held annually in the United States, and (2) the European counterpart of this event, the “International Supercomputing Conference“ (ISC), which is held earlier each year, in late spring, in Germany,

The Student Cluster Competition encourages international teams of university students to showcase their expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition that fosters critical skills, professional relationships, competitive spirit and lifelong comraderies. (more)

GCS Award

The GCS Award honors the most outstanding research paper in the field of high-performance computing (HPC) submitted to the International Supercomputing Conference’s (ISC) Research Papers Committee. The GCS Award has been a key component of the ISC conference since the foundation of its sponsor, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing.

The winner of the GCS Award is selected through a well defined process by an independend award committee which currently is chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael M. Resch of HLRS. The winner receives a cash prize of 5,000 Euros, courtesy of GCS, and is publicly introduced at the opening session of the annual ISC conference. Additionally, the winner has the opportunity to present a keynote talk on the winning paper during one of the research paper sessions at ISC.

The complete list of GCS Award Winners including the winning papers’ titles can be found here.