HLRS and Fraunhofer IPA Partner to Advance Computing Technologies in Manufacturing Industry

HLRS, Fraunhofer IPA | November 13, 2020

The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (Fraunhofer IPA) have for quite some time been neighbors on Stuttgart's Nobelstraße. Under another collaboration arrangement, the two associations will become much nearer as Fraunhofer will access HLRS's high-performance computing (HPC) frameworks and aptitude. The accomplices will likewise cooperate intently on issues of shared revenue identified with the utilization of cutting-edge computing technologies in the business.

Fraunhofer IPA conducts exploration to address authoritative and mechanical issues over the whole manufacturing area. This incorporates new technologies to improve techniques, parts, machines, and production lines utilized in manufacturing. Considering the expanding accessibility of huge informational collections and useful assets for reproduction and man-made consciousness, the utilization of cutting edge computing technologies worked by HLRS could help quicken the advancement of new sorts of technologies that make manufacturing more proficient and manageable.

The new collaboration arrangement will zero in on utilization of elite computing that has gotten significant for Fraunhofer IPA's exploration as of late. This could incorporate, for instance, performing investigations of huge informational indexes to improve manufacturing cycles, or utilizing HPC to confirm the exactness of AI applications for a human-robot joint effort. Under the understanding, HLRS and Fraunhofer additionally plan to investigate new difficulties and openings identified with quantum computing.

As HLRS General Manager Bastian Koller explained, the Fraunhofer IPA partnership opens a number of new opportunities for HLRS: “The partnership will enable us to develop and improve solutions that integrate high-performance computing, high-performance data analytics, and artificial intelligence in ways that best support our users. It could also provide new impulses for HLRS’s efforts to support the adoption of HPC and related technologies into industry.”

About HLRS:

The High Performance Computing Center of Stuttgart (HLRS) is the first national supercomputing center in Germany and is offering services to both academic users and industry. It is a research and service institution affiliated to the University of Stuttgart. Apart from the operation of supercomputers HLRS activities include teaching and training in distributed systems, software engineering and programming models, as well as development of new technologies. HLRS is an active player in the European research arena with special focus on Scientific Excellence and Industrial Leadership initiatives.

About Fraunhofer IPA:

With nearly 1000 employees, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA (Fraunhofer IPA) is one of the largest institutes in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The total budget amounts to € 76 million. The institute’s research focus is on organizational and technological aspects of production. We develop, test and implement not only components, devices and methods, but also entire machines and manufacturing plants.


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