In addition to theory and experiment, numerical simulations have become a third pillar for the process of gaining scientific knowledge. In Scientific Computing the tools of numerical mathematics are provided with the aid of computer science to solve questions from a specific scientific subject.
Researchers at the University Oldenburg have access to resources for scientific computing, which are funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Federal Ministry for Environment.
Currently, the IT Services operate HPC Clusters with a total of about 4.000 compute core and 10 TB of main memory. The total peak performance of the HPC systems is approximately 42 TFlop/s.