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NHR4CES – In a New Design

September 26th, 2022 | by
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In order to focus on the strengths of the collaboration between RWTH Aachen University and Darmstadt University of Technology and to put the goals of NHR4CES in the spotlight, a redesign of its website has been carried out over the last few months. We are very pleased to introduce you to this project and its website as well as the new features added in the process.


NHR4CES – Strengths Combined

In NHR4CES, RWTH Aachen University and Technische Universität Darmstadt combine their strengths in HPC applications, algorithms and methods as well as in the efficient use of HPC hardware. The goal of this alliance is to create an ecosystem that combines best practices in HPC and research data management to answer questions that are central to technical developments in business and society.

NHR4CES supports the development of scalable algorithms and software for the study, development, design, construction, evaluation, and production of engineering applications, with a particular focus on engineering and materials science, as well as engineering-oriented physics, chemistry, and medicine.

To achieve these goals, NHR4CES scientists collaborate in topic-specific so-called “Simulation and Data Laboratories” and “Cross-Sectional Groups”. They are the contact persons for HPC users in Germany and also ensure the connection between the users and the HPC infrastructure. Now With New Design

Since the beginning of September, the website is now online in a new design. The URL remains the same, but a lot has changed beyond that.

At NHR4CES, the focus is on the comprehensive, multi-layered support, training and consulting concept for users. This is also the focus of the new website.

In addition to a clear presentation of the support options, the contact form for general inquiries and the direct technical contact persons of the Cross-Sectional Groups (CSG) and Simulation and Data Labs (SDL) are available for optimal support.


The Area “Scientific Consulting”

The work of the SDLs and CSGs is essential for the connection between the users and the HPC infrastructure. Four SDLs and CSGs are established in NHR4CES. Their work, the different research fields and training offers for users are presented on the website. In addition, the individual members of the groups and their direct contact options are presented on the website as well. The respective groups and members can be contacted directly by e-mail.


Support in NHR4CES

NHR4CES focuses on engineering and materials science as well as engineering-oriented physics, chemistry and medicine. As part of this, users are offered a comprehensive, multi-layered support, training and consulting concept, which also includes support.

The new website puts a lot of emphasis on a clear presentation of the support options – to ensure quick solutions for your questions and problems.

On the central support page you will find information about support in the areas “Scientific Consulting” or “Other Support”. You can contact the SDLs or CSGs directly or use a contact form to submit all your questions regarding technical support, computing time requests, research data management, software or other topics.


Requesting Computing Time

All information about the infrastructure, the systems and the options for requesting computing time can also be found in detail on the website.

NHR4CES thus offers a combination of infrastructure provision and the associated support.


Let’s Talk About the People

NHR4CES gathers a team of about 80 people. Together, they work to achieve the goals of NHR4CES and provide a software and hardware infrastructure. This infrastructure should be modern, functionally diverse, reliable and resilient for the users.

The full team is featured on the website in a complete people database including publications, curricula vitae, the research fields, and direct contact information for each person.


About Events, Trainings & Workshops

As mentioned before, the concept of NHR4CES also includes a training concept. Therefore, all workshops, trainings, events and conferences are published in a calendar in the “Events” section and presented with further information about content, goals and participation.


Stay Tuned – Project Database

In the future, computational time projects that are carried out within the framework of NHR4CES will be presented in a project database.


Responsible for the content of this article are Svenja Wimmers and Janin Vreydal.


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