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Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter



Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter
Universität Regensburg
Fakultät für Physik
93040 Regensburg
Tel.: +49 941 943 2010
Raum Nr.: PHY 4.1.08

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC):
52425 Jülich

Telefon: +49 2461 61 9327


Numerical simulations have been established as 3rd pillar of modern science besides experiment and theory. These simulations are enabled by high performance computing (HPC) architectures and technologies. With growing demands of large scale simulations and new challenges in the context of extreme scale data processing, new HPC technologies and architectures need to be continuously pushed to the extreme. Within my group for “Application oriented technology development” at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) I do research on new HPC technologies and architectures. Furthermore, we work with application developers to explore application requirements and investigate optimal exploitation of HPC architectures.


After obtaining my PhD for research on Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics, I became staff member at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) where I started to become involved in the development of special purpose supercomputers. Developing such computers is only possible in close interaction with commercial technology providers. For instance, the first generation of QPACE supercomputers would not have been possible without a close collaboration with the IBM lab in Böblingen, where these computers were built before being deployed in Jülich and Wuppertal. At JSC I head collaborations with several internationally leading providers of supercomputer technologies and solutions, including IBM and NVIDIA.

High Energy Physics

Secretary: +49 941 943 -

Heidi Decock: -2006
Monika Maschek: -2008

Quarks, gluons etc. in 1+3 dimensions