Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter
University of Regensburg:
Room No.: PHY 4.1.08
Phone: +49 941 943 2010
Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC):
Phone: +49 2461 61 9327
Field of activity
Supercomputing has become a popular topic in research on natural sciences. Indeed, the progress in HPC technologies has generated a lot of new opportunities for research. It is, however, often not trivial to push the use of these technologies to its limits. This problem is at the hart of my research interests and requires a cross-over between research areas. I am at the same time theoretical physicist at the University of Regensburg and head of the group "application-oriented technology development" at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre
, an international leading centre for supercomputing.
After my PhD dealing with Quatum Chromodynamics on the lattice I joined DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron)
where I soon got involved in the development of special purpose computers. These kind of research projects cannot be realised by academic research groups alone but require the collaboration with companies developing HPC technologies. A good example is the supercomputer QPACE
, which could not have been developed without close collaboration with the IBM research lab in Böblingen.