22 Millionen Euros for Supercomputer in Aachen


The Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and States has spoken in favor of funding a supercomputer at RWTH Aachen. The University is to receive almost 22 million Euros for the installation of a supercomputer for the Cluster Aix-la-Chapelle, Claix for short.


The funds will be equally provided by the federal government at the State of NRW. The German Council of Science and the Humanities had already given its approval at this year's review in April.

Minister of Science Svenja Schulze congratulated the University: "With the GWK's decision, the installation of Claix can begin. The supercomputer's application can significantly contribute to covering the increasing need for computing in natural science and engineering simulations." RWTH is a leader in Germany in the application sciences such as fluid dynamics and materials research.