The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalisation and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agency.
The over-arching objective of the Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization in Dresden is the research, development and deployment of innovative and sustainable software solutions for all areas and facets of the product virtualization. This includes research on parallel algorithms and their highly scalable implementation on current and future HPC systems. In the project Excellerat the institute in Dresden is represented by its department for High Performance Computing and works in strong collaboration with the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Braunschweig and Göttingen, which is the application owner of the Flucs CFD solver.