The North Rhine-Westphalia Competence Network for High Performance Computing

The North Rhine-Westphalian Competence Network for High Performance Computing (HPC.NRW) provides the administrative and organizational structures to combine the expertise of the large HPC centers (so-called level 2, or tier 2) with the local consulting services of smaller (level 3, or tier 3) centers.

It offers a competent first point of contact and central advisory hub with a broad knowledge base for HPC users in NRW. In addition, the tier 2 centers offer uniform, structured access for HPC users of all universities in NRW, ensuring basic services are provided for locations without tier 3 centers and for universities of applied sciences.

A network of thematic clusters for low-threshold training, consulting and coaching services has been created within the framework of the competence network HPC.NRW. The aim is to make effective and efficient use of high-performance computing and storage facilities and to support scientific researchers of all levels. The existing resources and services that the state has to offer are also presented in a transparent way.

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KarteRWTH Aachen UniversityUniversität Bielefeld Ruhr-Universität BochumRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BonnTechnische Universität DortmundHeinrich-Heine Universität DüsseldorfUniversität Duisburg-EssenUniversität zu KölnWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUniversität PaderbornUniversität SiegenBergische Universität Wuppertal

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HPC.NRW has set itself the goal of providing current and future users with the best possible support. Both HPC beginners and users with many years of HPC expertise are addressed. If you have any questions about high-performance computing, you are welcome to contact our support teams personally.

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