Simulation Infrastructure and HPC


The team "Simulation Infrastructure and HPC" works on innovative solutions for the efficient use of simulation infrastructure (high performance computers, digital real-time simulators) as well as their coupling and deployment through appropriate hardware and software interfaces. Acceleration methods for (real-time) simulation of electrical grids and sector-coupling energy systems are researched. Furthermore, the team addresses the development of underlying system software with a focus on scalability and performance.


Team Leader: Niklas Eiling


Research Projects of the Team



The Next-Generation Meta Operating System (NEMO) project introduces an open-source, flexible, adaptable, cybersecure and multi-technology meta operating system for the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) edge cloud. After the project, the OS will be sustained by the Eclipse Foundation (a NEMO consortium member). More



Trial Platform for 5G Evolution – Cross-Industry on Large Scale (TARGET-X) is a research project funded by the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) under Horizon Europe. The project aims to expedite the digital transformation of four key verticals: energy, construction, automotive, and manufacturing by using large-scale trials in multiple testbeds with 5G/6G communication technologies. The project started on January 1st, 2023 and runs until June 30th, 2025. More



"Operational optimisation of energy-efficient data centres through the use of digital twins". The goal of the IT-Zauber project is to develop digital twins of data centres, which are used to optimise the planning and operation of data centres. A major contribution is that the computing infrastructure, energy supply and cooling are considered as a whole system. More


ScalNEXT (Optimierung des Datenmanagements und des Kontrollflusses von Rechenknoten für Supercomputing) is a research project funded by the BMBF as part of the SCALEXA program in which smart networking hardware is to be used to increase computational efficiency and flexibility in clusters for high-performance computing. More


"SEGuRo - SEcure Grids for Redispatch 2.0" is a project with the goal to develop and test a concept for secure distribution grid monitoring, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). The project started in 2022 and has a period of three years. More

I-GReta: Intelligent FIWARE-based Generic Energy Storage Services for Environmentally Responsible Communities and Cities

The goal of I-GReta is to develop solutions for planning and operation of highly flexible energy systems benefitting from storage capacities. These will be capable of integrating high shares of renewables in regional and local energy networks via demand flexibility, forecasting of buildings and control based on large-scale optimization of electrical, heating and cooling consumption. More


Next Generation IoT as part of Next Generation Internet (IoT-NGIN) is a research project with the aim to develop new concepts and technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). These concepts will then become the engine of the next generation internet. More


“Integrated Coupling of Energy Carriers for Grid-Coupled Customer Supply with a Focus and Mobility and DC Applications” is a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the scope of the Forschungscampus Elektrische Netze (FEN). The project started in 2020 and has a period of five years. More

HermitCore - A Unikernel for Extreme-Scale Computing

The project HermitCore is a novel unikernel targeting a scalable and predictable runtime behavior for HPC and cloud environments. HermitCore could be used a classical unikernel within a virtual machine. In addition, it extends the multi-kernel approach with unikernel features to provide better programmability and scalability for hierarchical systems. More