AI on Supercomputers

Joint Initiative of NHR and GCS

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) and the NHR Alliance (NHR) are offering support for using high-performance computing for AI applications. A webinar has been jointly developed and will be offered for the first time in October 2023, and a weekly VC session will be offered jointly:

AI from Laptops to Supercomputers - Webinar & QA - Café

Do you need compute time for AI projects? Is your workstation or university cluster too small? Are you considering a project even on the largest scale? The National High Performance Computing Alliance (NHR) and Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) can help. We provide computing resources well suited for AI in twelve High Performance Computing (HPC) Centres. The best: this is for free for scientists who belong to a German research institution. In our webinar, we will give an overview over the HPC landscape in Germany, provide an introduction of supercomputer/HPC architecture, and where and how to apply for compute time. We provide a starting point for you to bootstrap your compute time application to a German Tier 1 or 2 HPC Centre.

Introductory webinar: 19 October 2023, 14:00 – 16:00, , contact:

If you have questions, please join our Open Questions and Answers session every Thursday 14:00-15:00. Here, experts from NHR and GCS answer all questions from how to get access to how to make best use of the resources. Join us and chat about AI and supercomputers.

Questions & Answers: everey Thursday, from 26 October 23,  14:00 - 15:00,, contact:


HPC resources to get started

Starting October 1, 2023, there will be an opportunity to apply for resources for so-called "NHR Starter Projects". If you would like to apply for resources for AI projects at an NHR center before then and have no experience with this, please feel free to contact .


AI Events

You are looking for events  relevant to working with artificial intelligence methods on high-performance computers?

Here we offer you the filtered calendar of the Gaussian Alliance (all organizers, not only NHR!): AI events