Technological and economic constraints force computer vendors to achieve future performance gains through increased parallelism rather than single-processor speed.

Research at ZIB focuses on the development of methods and algorithms for highly parallel supercomputers with some hundreds of thousands processor cores. Typical application domains include quantum chemistry and electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics, optics and material sciences, computational fluid dynamics, life sciences, and general mixed-integer programming. The resulting codes will enable the efficient utilization of exascale systems with heterogeneous many-core processors.