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Scientific Career

Prof. Gerndt (*1960) has been responsible for parallel computer architecture at the Department of Informatics since 2000. His research focuses on programming tools for the efficient use of parallel supercomputers and for optimizing the efficiency of cloud applications. In particular, he deals with methods of automatic performance analysis and optimization in the context of research projects related to the Periscope Tuning Framework.

Prof. Gerndt studied computer science at the University of Bonn and did his doctorate there in 1989 on the German supercomputer project SUPRENUM. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Vienna for two years. He worked at TUM’s Forschungszentrum Jülich research center until he was appointed professor in 2000. He completed his lecturing qualification at TUM in 1998. His work was based on the efficient use of shared virtual memory systems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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