The Universitätsrechenzentrum (computing centre of the university) procured, as part of a large scale request, in collaboration with the task force “Wissenschaftliches Rechnen” (scientific computing) a “High Performance Compute Cluster”(HPC-Cluster). The main HPC-Cluster of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg was put into operation during November 2011 and got continuously improved since then.[Press release]
The main numerical research projects cover modeling, simulation and optimizing of complex engineering problems like finite element method (FEM), finite difference method (FDM), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and density functional theory (DFT) that are paired with mass and heat transition, as well as quantum chemical calculations. Furthermore the HPC-Cluster is used to develop and implement numerical algorithms in geophysics, mountain mechanics, solid mechanics.