The Gauß Allianz is an association of German computer centers engaged in high performance computing. The alliance supports the scientific community in Germany with ways and methods for a sustainable and efficient use of Germany's largest and highest performing computer systems.
The alliance also aims at promoting high performance computing (HPC) as a distinct and strategic research area, to raise the international visibility of German research efforts in this field.
TU Darmstadt is a member of the Gauß Allianz.
The alliance has a newsletter (in German) about recent developments in the German HPC community.
More information are available here.