HPC Consultation Hour
Support is highly valued! As part of the HPC support, the HPC group of the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University offers support and answers questions in a question and answer format around topics such as cluster usage, parallel programming or the use for computing time on larger systems (Tier 2 and 1). Interested? The next session will be held on 20/4/23 at 2pm
HPC Admin day and HPC.NRW Meeting
In February, the HPC Admin Day established at the end of 2017 took place in combination with the HPC.NRW meeting. Read more!
HPC.NRW at deRSE23
HPC.NRW was represented at this year's deRSE23 conference for research software engineering. We gave a lecture that, among other things, adressed the discrepancy between the curriculum and the demands of the academic HPC landscape.
New Supercomputer "Noctua2"
The Paderborn University is getting a new supercomputer. "Noctua2", the project name of the second expansion stage of "Noctua" installed in 2018, is being built by Atos and is scheduled for installation at the end of the year. The computer, with a total funding volume of more than 14 million euros, will be the first system to move into the new HPC computing center at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2).
Quick Reference Cards
In the context of HPC.NRW, the application and assessment software developed in the GCS will be used at Tier-2 centers in the state of NRW with mutual support services. Interested Tier-3 centers will also be supported. The project classes offered at the individual centers will be tailored according to the specialization of the three sites, so that a clear access path can be developed for users and presented in a guide (Quick Reference Cards).
HPC.NRW on YouTube
HPC.NRW is now also represented with its own channel on YouTube. Here you will find videos on current developments and events, as well as tutorials and workshops on current topics.
Hands-on Course on Density-Functional Calculations
This course introduces first-principles electronic-structure calculations. Lectures provide theoretical background on methods and materials. Practical experience will be gathered during hands-on tutorials using our CP-PAW code.
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.
The HPC Wiki is a portal for location-independent HPC documentation.
Here you can find specific information about data centers at different sites as well as general and site-independent information.
You can find the HPC Wiki here.