The official starting signal was given by the officals, Staatssekretär Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Lukas (BMBF), Staatssekretär Steffen Krach (Berlin), Ministerin Dr. Manja Schüle (Brandenburg), Ministerin Dr. Claudia Schilling (Bremen), Ministerin Katharina Fegebank (Hamburg), Ministerin Bettina Martin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) and Minister Björn Thümler (Niedersachsen). The main lecture with the title "Supercomputing and Superintelligence" was given by Dr. Horst Simon from Berkeley Lab. He focused on the history of HPC and the close relationship between artifical intelligence and supercomputing nowadays.
The new system HLRN-IV consists of two almost identical complexes at the sites Zuse Insitiute Berlin and Georg-August-University Göttingen and it is distributed by the vendor Atos/Intel. The final extension of the overall system contains more than 200.000 compute cores yielding a peak performance of approximately 16 PetaFlop per second. The systems are called "Emmy" in Göttingen (cf. Emmy Noether) und "Lise" in Berlin (cf. Lise Meitner).