Wolfgang E. Nagel, Prof. Dr.

Professor (W3) VCF

Wolfgang E. Nagel

Contact information

Technische Universität Dresden

Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen (ZIH)

Phone: +49 (0)351 463-35450
E-Mail: wolfgang.nagel@u-dresden.de

Scientific Education


Academic Education


1979 - 1985 Study of Computer Science, RWTH Aachen





1993 Dr. rer. nat.: “Ein verteiltes Scheduler-System für

Mehrprozessorrechner mit gemeinsamem Speicher : Untersuchungen zur

Ablaufplanung von parallelen Programmen“, RWTH Aachen, Prof. Dr. F. Hoßfeld



Dipl.-Inform. Computer Science, RWTH Aachen


Professional Experience


2005 Director ”Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen”, TU



Since 2001 Chair for Computer Architecture, Department

”Computer Science”, TU Dresden


2006 - 2009 Dean of the Computer Science Department,

TU Dresden, Germany


1997 - 2005 Director ”Centre for High Performance

Computing” (ZHR), TU Dresden


1997 - 2001 Professor for ”High Performance

Computing”, Faculty Sciences, Department Mathematics, TU Dresden


1995 - 1997 Department Head ”Programming Techniques”,

Central Institute for Applied Mathe- matics, Research Centre Jülich


1994 Research Scientist, CACR, California Institute of

Technology, Pasadena, California


1985 - 1993 Scientist, Central Institute for Applied

Mathematics, Research Centre Jülich

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards


Since 2014 Head of the Scientific Advisory Council and

member of the Supervisory Board of FIZ Karlsruhe


Since 2008 Chairman of Gauss-Allianz e.V., Berlin


2006 - 2012 Chairman of the Network Evaluation Group

(DFG, KfR)


2005 - 2012 Member of the DFG Commission for Computer

Infrastructure (KfR)


2005 - 2014 Member of the Evaluation Board of the



Since 2005 Member of the Administration Board of the



Since 2005 Member of the Board of Directors Bildungsportal

Sachsen GmbH (Stellv. Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender)



2005 Member of the IV-Beirat of Technische Universität Berlin


Since 2004 Head of the Advisory Board of the HLRS

Stuttgart, Germany


Since 1998 Member of the Advisory Board of the HLRS Stuttgart,


Selected Publications

Nagel, W.E., Arnold, A., Weber, M., Hoppe, H.-Ch., Solchenbach,

K. (1996) VAMPIR: Visualization and Analysis of MPI Resources, in:

Supercomputer 63, 69-80,


Müller, M.; Knüpfer, A.; Jurenz, M.;

Lieber, M.; Brunst, H.; Mix, H.; Nagel, W.E. (2007) Developing Scala-ble

Applications with Vampir, VampirServer and VampirTrace, In: C. Bischof, M.

Bücker, P. Gibbon, G. Joubert, T. Lippert, B. Mohr, F. Peters (Eds.): ParCo

2007, NIC Series 38, 637-644; reprinted in: Advances in Parallel Computing 15


J. Siemens, I. Keller, J. Sarx, S. Kunz,

A. Schuller, W. Nagel, T. Schmülling, M. Parniske, J. Ludwig-Müller

(2008) Transcriptome analysis of Arabidopsis clubroots indicate a key role for

cytokinins in disease development, In: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 19

(5), 480-494


Hackenberg, D.; Molka, D.; Nagel,

W.E. (2009) Comparing Cache Architectures and Coherency Proto-cols on

x86-64 Multicore SMP Systems, in Proc. 42nd Annual IEEE/ACM International

Symposium on Microarchitecture, 413-422, ACM


Collinet, C., Stöter, M., Bradshaw,

C.R., Samusik, N., Rink, J.-C., Kenski, D., Habermann, B., Buchholz, F.,

Henschel, R., Mueller, M.S., Nagel, W.E., Fava, E., Kalaidzidis, Y.,

Zerial, M. (2010) Systems survey of endocytosis by multiparametric image

analysis. Nature 464 (7286), 243-249


Dongarra, J., Beckman, P., Moore, T.,

Aerts, P., Aloisio, G., Andre, J.C., Barkai, D., Berthou, J.-Y., Boku, T.,

Braunschweig, B. and others (2011) The international exascale software project

roadmap, in: In-ternational Journal of High Performance Computing Applications

25 (1), 3-60, SAGE Publications


Ilsche, T., Schuchart, J., Cope, J.,

Kimpe, D., Jones, T., Knüpfer, A., Iskra, K., Ross, R., Nagel, W.E.,

Poole, S. (2012) Enabling event tracing at leadership-class scale through I/O

forwarding middleware, In: Proceedings of the 21st international symposium on

High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing, 49-60


Kluge, M., Hackenberg, D., Nagel,

W.E. (2012) Collecting distributed performance data with dataheap:

Generating and exploiting a holistic system view, in: Procedia Computer Science

9, 1969-1978, Elsevier


R. Grunzke, S. Breuers, S. Gesing, S.

Herres-Pawlis, M. Kruse, D. Blunk, L. de la Garza, L. Packschies, P. Schäfer,

C. Schärfe, T. Schlemmer, T. Steinke, B. Schuller, R. Müller-Pfefferkorn, R.

Jäkel, W. E. Nagel, M. Atkinson & J. Krüger (2013) Standards-based

metadata management for molecular simu-lations, Concurrency and Computation:

Practice and Experience


M. Bussmann, H. Burau, T.E. Cowan, A.

Debus, A. Huebl, G. Juckeland, T. Kluge, W.E. Nagel, R. Pausch, F.

Schmitt, U. Schramm, J. Schuchart and R. Widera (2013) Radiative Signatures of

the Relativistic Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability, In: Proceedings of SC13, Denver,

Colorado, 5:1–5:12, ACM