IT Center of RWTH Aachen University

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IT Center of RWTH Aachen University

As a central institution at RWTH Aachen University, its IT Center provides services and resources for institutes, staff, and students at the University as well as for external partners. Furthermore, the IT Center actively supports the research area Simulation Science such as broadly defined by the Strategy 2020 of RWTH Aachen University. The IT Center hosts a Supercomputer that is accessible throughout Germany and a CAVE, which together builds essential parts of Research Infrastructure for Simulation Science. Principal research activities can be found in the development of Parallel Programming Methods and Standards and in the field of Immersive Visualization.

HPC Expertise

  • Parallel Programming-Paradigms (focus on OpenMP)
  • Correctness Analysis of Parallel Programs (especially MUST)
  • Performance Analysis and Optimization (especially Engineering Applications)
  • Analysis of parallel Computer Architectures, TCO studies, Energy Efficiency in HPC
  • Methods of multimodal Human-Machine-Interaction
  • Immersive Visualization of complex simulation data

HPC Systems

CLAIX-2018

CLAIX-2018 - NEC

since December 2018
GPU nodes MPP system SSD storage Tier 2 hpc system
3.559 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
1,307 Nodes
Intel Omnipath
251 TB
Main Memory
62,736 CPU Cores
Intel
96 GPGPUs
Nvidia

CLAIX-2016 - NEC HPC1812-Rg-2

since December 2016 - Top500.org
GPU nodes MPP system SMP nodes Tier 2 hpc system
678 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
633 Nodes
Intel Omnipath
88 TB
Main Memory
16,152 CPU Cores
Intel
20 GPGPUs
Nvidia

File Systems

WORK file system

Global (Lustre)

since April 2011
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1500 TB
disk storage

Global (Lustre)

since December 2016
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4000 TB
disk storage

HOME file system

Global (NFS)

since April 2011
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1500 TB
disk storage

Global (NFS)

since December 2016
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1500 TB
disk storage

Projects

Process-Oriented Performance Engineering Service Infrastructure for Scientific Software at German HPC Centers
DFG
ProPE entwickelt und implementiert Konzepte für eine verteilte, nachhaltige und strukturierte HPC-Anwenderunterstützung an Tier-2/3 IT-Zentren.
74%
9 months remaining
Eine taskbasierte Programmierumgebung zur Entwicklung reaktiver HPC-Anwendungen
BMBF
71%
10 months remaining

Contact

RWTH IT Center
Prof. Dr. Matthias S. Müller
Seffenter Weg 23
52074 Aachen
Germany

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RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University is one of the leading research institutions in Europe. Clusters of excellence, graduate schools, special research fields and special programs for PhD-students targeted on interdisciplinary research are among the most visible highlights of RWTH. A distinguishing mark of the research carried out at RWTH and the transfer to industry is the focus on engineering and simulation sciences. This happens in a context of close collaboration between engineering and natural sciences.

Contact

RWTH Aachen University
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen
Germany