Modern simulation methods require parallel high-performance computers and suitable software environments. In accordance with our mission, IMCS is dedicated to international top-level research in the field of numerical mathematics and computer-aided simulation in engineering, which is why both local, exclusively available hardware equipment and research software that we have developed ourselves and that can be massively parallelized are of crucial importance. Last but not least, our research partners from science and industry also benefit from the excellent technical resources that are currently installed at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich and that are available to our partners within the framework of research cooperations.

Hardware Resources

The IMCS provides a high-performance computer (Linux cluster) for parallel computations within the framework of finite element methods (FEM) and other discretization methods. Commissioning took place in March 2019. The cluster is operated by the institute's Data Science & Computing Lab (DSC Lab).


Have a look at the DSC Lab's webpage for more details on the hardware specifications!

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Research Software 4C

Together with other research partners, our institute is developing the parallel multi-physics research code 4C. 4C was established more than 10 years ago at the Institute for Computational Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich (Prof. Wolfgang A. Wall) and has developed into one of the world's leading research codes in the field of computational solid mechanics and fluid dynamics and in particular for coupled multi-field problems. Large parts of 4C are based on finite element methods (FEM), but alternative discretization methods such as discontinuous Galerkin methods (DG), particle methods and mesh-free methods have also been successfully integrated. The research software is implemented throughout in object-oriented programming (C++) using modern software design and is parallelized with MPI for distributed memory hardware architectures.


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