School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Welcome to the computing center Pleiades

Since 2008, the computing center Pleiades is operated by the experimental particle physics group. It is part of the world wide GRID computing network of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN.

After a significant update in june 2022, the cluste contains:

  • 17152 CPU Cores
  • 3200 TB fast storage (dCache)
  • 931 TB fast, parallel Cluster-File System (BeeGFS)
  • GPU cluster with 40 NVidia A100 GPUs

Since 2020, Pleiades participates in the competence network HPC.NRW (, which is part of the cooperation Digitale Hochschule NRW. HPC.NRW provides improved support and access to many HPC workshops and tutorials for every cluster user.

[Translate to Englisch:] Bild vom Cluster

Responsible scientists

Dr. Torsten Harenberg (harenberg (at)

Dr. Marisa Sandhoff (sandhoff (at)

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