High Performance Computing or HPC refers to any computational activity requiring more than a single computer to execute a task, giving rise to parallel and distributed computing.

Parallel and distributed computing systems range from very small (sensors), to small (embedded systems, smartphones, etc.), to medium-sized (desktops, laptops, tablets), and to extremely large (supercomputers).

High performance computing systems typically are supercomputers that execute tasks at a high performance. The HPC sector entails hardware, systems software and tools, and applications and services.

The HPC research group at the University of Basel is concerned with the performance optimization of parallel and distributed computing systems and their applications. This involves studying the interplay between HPC systems and applications and comprehensively understand of the utilization and operation of HPC and Data centers and of their users.

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Inspire desire:
“The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.” 
~ Richard Hamming, Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, 1973

On this site you can learn more about the people in our group, read our most recent news, learn more about the exciting research projects we work on, the courses we teach, as well as how to contact us for conducting bachelor and master projects and theses.

You can also keep track of our freshest research results which we publish and present in top-tier venues or via invited presentations.

We also share the software, prototypes, and datasets we produced over the years.

Our group also organizes guest seminars in which we had the honor of hosting worldwide renowned HPC experts.

You can browse through a collection of miscellaneous online pointers.

All available employment openings related  to our group are also listed on this site.


Address: Department of Mathematics

                and Computer Science

                High Performance Computing

                Spiegelgasse 1

                CH-4051, Basel

Email:      dmi-hpc_at_unibas_dot_ch

Phone:   +41 61 207 05 54 (secretary)

Directions: see map here

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