The Competence Network for Scientific High Performance Computing in Bavaria (KONWIHR) is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts. The main objective of KONWIHR is to provide technical support for the use of high performance computers and to expand their deployment potential through research and development projects.

The aim of the funding programme is to support scientists in Bavaria in adapting and developing their numerical applications or other data- or computation-intensive codes for modern (highly) parallel computer architectures. Efficient executability and scalability on modern manycore architectures shall be ensured. Project funding includes the provision of personnel resources and access to the proven HPC competence of the participating computer centers. KONWIHR offers low barrier funding for software development on scientific HPC codes.

KONWIHR projects enabled the life science and computer chemistry community at FAU through funding many successful projects over the last decades.


The main email contact point is info@konwihr.de .

Responsible for KONWIHR in northern Bavaria:

Prof. Gerhard Wellein

Spokesperson FAU


Dr. Katrin Nusser

KONWIHR administrative office RRZE

Funded research projects

The following members of the atomistic simlab received funding: