Left to right: Paul Springer, Daniel Tameling, Diego Fabregat, Elmar Peise, Matthias Petschow, Paolo Bientinesi, Viola Wierschem, and Edoardo Di Napoli.

About HPAC

The High-Performance and Automatic Computing group is concerned with the development and analysis of accurate and efficient numerical algorithms, with focus on numerical linear algebra. We target applications from materials science, molecular dynamics and computational biology, and the whole range of high-performance architectures.

Topics: Numerical linear algebra, multilinear algebra, automatic generation of algorithms and code, performance modeling and prediction, error analysis, parallel eigensolvers. Genome analysis, long-range solvers for pair potentials, symbolic AD for matrix operations, sequence of eigenproblems in ab initio methods. Multicore, GPU-based, distributed-memory and hybrid forms of parallelism.

Projects for Bachelor and Master theses

Check list of available projects.

Group Members


Paolo Bientinesi +49 241 80 99 134

Research Associates

Edoardo Di Napoli +49 241 80 99 148
+49 2461 61 2527

Diego Fabregat Traver +49 241 80 99 142

Ph.D. students

Daniel Tameling +49 241 80 99 142
Elmar Peise +49 241 80 99 141
Paul Springer +49 241 80 99 141
Markus Hrywniak +49 241 80 99 141

Master students

Alvaro Frank
Dominik Stengele
Rodrigo Canales GRS
Leonardo Antunes


Diego Fabregat Traver RWTH Aachen
Matthias Petschow ASTRON - Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Roman Iakymchuk Université Pierre et Marie Curie