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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 - NEC HPC1812-Rg-2

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

RWTH Compute-Cluster - Bull bullx

since April 2011 - learn more - Top500.org
GPU-Nodes MPP-System SMP-Nodes Tier 2 - Cluster Xeon-Phi-Nodes
334 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
1,479 Nodes
QDR-Infiniband
93 TB
Main Memory
27,964 CPU Cores
Intel
57 GPGPUs
Nvidia
16 Many Core Processors
Intel

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

Networks

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.
26%
26 months remaining
Eine taskbasierte Programmierumgebung zur Entwicklung reaktiver HPC-Anwendungen
BMBF
23%
27 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