Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Future SOC Lab (Service-Oriented Computing)

The HPI Future SOC Lab is the place for scientific exchange in the areas of In-Memory Computing, Cloud Computing, and non-CPU (GPU) Computing. The Lab provides IT resources free of charge to conduct research activities. It supports diverse topics within a heterogeneous IT landscape and aims at enabling and promoting exchange between the research community and industry.

In 2020, we celebrated 10 years of Future SOC Lab, check out the event recap here.


Gain insights into the Lab

Call for Proposals

Project Steps

Step 1: Submit Project Proposal

See Call for Proposals page for further information.

Step 2: Receive Decision

Receive Decision

During the HPI Future SOC Lab Day, the Steering Committee, which comprises representatives from HPI and industry partners, decides wheter a project will be approved or rejected.

Step 3: Get access to Ressources

Access IT landscape

Accepted research projects are granted access to resources (renewal possible via further applications).

Step 4: Document your results

Document Project Results

At the end of the project phase, a final technical report and a scientific poster on the research activities must be submitted. The report will be published once a year through the university publisher, and the poster will be presented at the next Future SOC Lab Day. The templates and guidelines are here.

Furthermore, research projects are expected to present their work to the Future SOC Lab community and all interested parties. This is usually scheduled on Future SOC Lab Day.

Step 5: Visit the HPI Future SOC Lab Day

Attend to the Future SOC Lab Day

Gain insights into the latest research questions and trends in IT companys. Registration takes place on the event website.

Projects of the last 10 years






Project and Industry Partners

Connection of partners from research institutions and industry.
Project and Industry Partners of the Future SOC Lab

The Future SOC Lab Team

The Lab is managed mainly by two employees who aim to provide you with the most suitable infrastructure. During the week, they are glad to support you with the use of IT resources. Please send us an email to futuresoc-lab(at)hpi.de.


Bernhard Rabe and Tobias Pape
Do you have questions about IT resources assigned to you? Or do you need advice on how to optimize the use of the Lab? Bernhard Rabe and Dr. Tobias Pape will answer questions to IT equipment and administration.