The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany with global significance. It sees itself as a center of university-based, non-university, and industrial research. Furthermore, it takes a role as a guarantor of research-based teaching, focused on quality and holism. The university promotes the transfer of knowledge and technologies to society in all their profile- and competence areas as well as their emerging fields. The „Stuttgarter Weg” (Stuttgart Way) means an interdisciplinary integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities, management, economics and social sciences based on the fundamentals of cutting-edge research at a disciplinary level. Our vision is “Intelligent systems for a sustainable society”.
With the supercomputer “Hawk”, the University of Stuttgart is part of Europe's most powerful high high-performance computing alliance (Jülich , Munich, Stuttgart). Hawk is among the fastest supercomputers worldwide and the fastest general-purpose machine for scientific and industrial computing in Europe - with a peak performance of approximately 26 petaflops (February 2020).
Digitization in all areas of society and the associated dynamic growth in the field of data centers is leading not only to new opportunities but also to considerable challenges in the areas of the environment, climate protection and sustainability. In our research, we therefore deal intensively with the issues of Sustainable Digital Infrastructures. An exchange platform like the GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION is therefore of fundamental importance for testing our approaches. In this way, we also contribute to knowledge transfer and qualification in the industry and benefit from the experience of operators and technology providers.