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Short profile of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Algorithmen und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen [SCAI]

Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI


The Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI conducts research in the fields of computational science, optimization and bioinformatics, and is a prominent corporate partner in the industrial and science sectors.

SCAI designs and optimizes industrial applications, implements custom solutions for production and logistics, and offers calculations on high-performance computers. Our services are based on industrial engineering, combined with state-of-the-art methods from applied mathematics and information technology.

SCAI especially excels in coupled simulation of different physical disciplines, and develops software for visualization of calculation results. In bioinformatics, SCAI offers workflow-oriented and integrated IT infrastructures for information extraction. SCAI has accumulated specialized expertise in both structured storing and administration of data and research results, and in the organization of projects.

SCAI contributions to CASCADE:

  • Research and Development on machine learning (Fraunhofer Zentrum Maschinelles Lernen)
  • State of the art numerical solvers  (professional algebraic multigrid software)
  • Numerical simulation in molecular dynamics (professional software tools)
  • Development of machine learning techniques for many-body systems
  • Providing computing facilities
  • Providing human resources


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