Supercomputing and Simulation Science

The Institute for Advanced Simulation unites Simulation Sciences and supercomputing under one roof. Thus, disciplinary, methodic and technological competences can be combined to manage the future challenges in the Simulation Sciences.

Supercomputer JUWELS


Jülich Supercomputing Centre operates computers of the highest performance class. The supercomputers JUWELS and JURECA are currently among the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Der Dynamik lebender Materie auf der Spur

Life in Motion

Living matter is characterized by activity and energy consumption. What are the structures, dynamics, and collective behaviours, which develop under such non-equilibrium conditions? IAS-2 employs theoretical methods and numerical simulations to address such questions in systems from macromolecules to cells and tissues.


Quantum Information Processing

IAS-3 works at the fundamental level on the theory of quantum information processing, developing new concepts for qubits and multi-qubit modules. 

Protein folded

HPC-based multi-scale molecular simulations

IAS-5/INM-9 develops and applies HPC-based multi-scale molecular simulation tools, along with structural bioinformatics and data science approaches, to investigate molecular processes playing important roles for neuronal (dys-)function. This knowledge is then exploited for in silico ligand design.

Three bottleneck experiments with varying crowdsizes

Crowd and fire dynamics

The subinstitute’s main focus of research is on crowd and fire dynamics in the context of civil engineering and safety science.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulf-G. Meißner vom Helmholtz-Institut für Strahlen- und Kernphysik der Universität Bonn erhält einen ERC Advanced Grant.

Ulf-G. Meißner Awarded an ERC Advanced Grant

What happens when strange quarks are inserted into atomic nuclei? What “habitable” universes are theoretically possible? Prof. Ulf-G. Meißner from the Institute for Advanced Simulation – Theory of the Strong Interactions (IAS-4) aims to find the answers to these and other questions through research.


Arm and Forschungszentrum Jülich sign multi-year collaboration agreement

Arm and the Forschungszentrum Jülich signed today a multi-year cooperation agreement. Its goal is to strengthen their joint effort in advancing the optimization of High Performance Computing (HPC) applications for Arm-based supercomputers. Chips with Arm architecture are found in virtually all smartphones and the vast majority of tablet computers.