The ISC High Performance Conference is an important opportunity for an exchange between companies and organizations. GWDG also used this to coordinate extensively with NVIDIA, a full-stack computing company with graphics processor and network infrastructure solutions for data centers. Not only did this provide an optimal overview of the current status quo of the long-standing collaboration, but it also enabled future collaboration to be further expanded. For this purpose, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between NVIDIA and GWDG during the meeting.
For example, the GWDG plans to offer workshops, boot camps and hackathons, among other things, in collaboration with NVIDIA in the future. Future optimization is also planned in areas such as HPC and AI applications, DPU and network technology, but also graphics processing in the life sciences. Not only NVIDIA and the GWDG will benefit from this collaboration, but primarily the users of the HPC systems of the GWDG and the NHR@Göttingen, who will get the opportunity to access the latest technologies and concepts for their research and teaching.
The term Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) originates from the US-American legal system. It represents an official declaration of intent between two or more parties. With an MOU, companies and organizations can enter into official partnerships.