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 Laptop to Supercomputer - 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.

KI Webinar


KI - From Laptop to Supercomputer - Webinar
Thursday, February, 1st 2024, 14:00 – 16:00

Contact:; Language: English.


KI - Questions & Answers


KI - From Laptop to Supercomputer - Q&A Café
Questions & Answers | every Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

Upcoming sessions:
22.02.24 | 29.02.24 |
07.03.24 Mini Tutorial: "Tracking Deep Learning Experiments with Weights & Biases" with Nicolas Charron
14.03.24 | 21.03.24 | 28.03.24 | ...
Contact:; Language: English


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.


Q& A sessions with a special focus

further links
7.03.2024 Mini Tutorial: "Tracking Deep Learning Experiments with Weights & Biases", Nicholas Charron  

Easy PyTorch HPC - Nicholas Charron, Fritz Niesel  ,


The Virtual Environment Template - Stefan Kesselheim

The Virtual Environment Template is a simple, customizable template how to build Python Virtual Environments on top of Easybuild packages. At the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, the environment can be readily used to create Jupyter Kernels.



HPC resources to get started

You can apply for projects at the GCS centers and at NHRNHR Starter projects are available to apply with a reduced application process. These should be the right choice, if you are still inexperienced with HPC.


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