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PPCES – HPC is in the air in spring!

April 12th, 2024 | by

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The PPCES (Parallel Programming in Computational Engineering and Science) has been held at the IT Center since 2001 and has been a great success!

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Review: VI-HPS Porting & Tuning Workshop 2024

March 11th, 2024 | by

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What happened to the well-known aiXcelerate event this year? Well, who noticed?

The VI-HPS Porting & Tuning Workshop 2024 took place at the end of February! This workshop compensated for the aiXcelerate 2023, which did not take place.

That’s why we’re reporting on this year’s VI-HPS Porting & Tuning Workshop in the following blog post.

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CLAIX-2023: New Supercomputer at the RWTH

February 9th, 2024 | by
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Alongside theory and experiment, computer-aided simulations are described as the third pillar of science. It is therefore of great importance for technical universities such as RWTH Aachen University to continuously expand their capacities in the field of high-performance computing and to further develop their capabilities. We are therefore delighted that the full installation of the new Aix-la-Chapelle (CLAIX) cluster will soon be completed! Under the label CLAIX-2023, the new high-performance computer not only offers powerful Intel Xeon 8468 Sapphire Rapids CPUs with a total of 96 cores per computing node for a significant increase in performance. In addition, it has 52 special servers for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, each with four NVIDIA H100 GPUs, which enables an impressive total performance of over 14 PFLOPS in the ML segment alone.
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Invitation to All Cluster Users

February 2nd, 2024 | by

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Hit the keys and join our HPC events in March 2024!

Are you interested in parallel programming, the new CLAIX-2023 platforms, HPC applications in general or would you like to benefit from personal support on site?

Porting & Tuning Workshop & PPCES 2024 – there is something helpful for every cluster user!

Find out in this article where you can register for free today.

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ENSIMA: One Year Towards Green Simulation

January 26th, 2024 | by
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Source: ENSIMA (Gauß-Allianz)

The three-year ENSIMA project (energy-efficient simulation methods for application-oriented computing problems), part of the BMBF’s “Energy-efficient HPS (Green HPC)” program, was launched almost a year ago. The aim of this project is to use AI methods to improve the selection of design parameters in production processes and to accelerate simulation processes through approximate and heterogeneous computing. You can also read our blog post about IT Zauber, another project under this program.

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Cluster security – MFA Now Mandatory

January 10th, 2024 | by
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In May 2020, several supercomputers in Europe were attacked by hackers. They used compromised accounts of users on external systems. To prevent such attacks, the introduction of multi-factor authentication on the HPC cluster is an important step.

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IT-Zauber: Efficient Data Centres

December 20th, 2023 | by
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The IT-Zauber project, funded by the BMBF as part of the nine joint research projects of the GreenHPC program, aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of data centres through digital twins. These digital images enable a holistic view of data centres by encompassing the entire operation including the computer load as well as the power supply and cooling infrastructure.

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SC 2023 in Denver: A Review

December 11th, 2023 | by
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Supercomputing (“SC”) is the largest international conference in the research field of high-performance computing. Here, researchers and industry partners from all over the world discuss current topics in high-performance computing. The conference takes place annually in the USA, this year under the motto “I Am HPC.” from 12 November to 17 November in Denver, Colorado. A total of 14,000 participants and 438 exhibitors came together this year. The HPC Group from the IT Centre was also there with six participants.

 

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De Supinski: El Capitan – Exascale System

December 6th, 2023 | by
Bronis Talk in SW23

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Recently, we had the honour of experiencing a remarkable talk by Bronis R. de Supinski, the CTO of Livermore Computing, who dove deep into the design and insights behind the NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the United States Department of Energy) Exascale System, El Capitan.

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WestAI: The AI Center in Western Germany

November 24th, 2023 | by
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving technological progress at an unprecedented speed, revolutionizing numerous industries and opening up enormous potential for the automation of intelligent tasks or the development of completely new products and services. While the introduction of AI is progressing rapidly in other parts of the world, Germany is still lagging far behind in both business and science, even though AI is considered a relevant topic by most. This is due to a lack of access to hardware resources and adequate services to support users, combined with a research gap in the development of scalable methods and systems.

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