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Primeur weekly 2019-02-11

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part II - Memory, interconnects and other technologies for exascale ...

German Research Data Infrastructure GeRDI offers service to manage data according to FAIR principles ...

Do not get lost in the Horizon 2020 labyrinth, use the Knowledge Base ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale computing is coming soon, but will scientific communities be ready to make use of it? ...

Quantum computing

Atos delivers one of the most powerful quantum simulators in the world to Hartree Centre in the UK ...

Argonne researchers develop new method to reduce quantum noise ...

Focus on Europe

State concept to high-performance computing: German universities are intensifying their cooperation ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates an international project to share and reuse cancer genomic data at a global level ...

Middleware

ThinkParQ announces its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck ...

Software stack in a snapshot ...

Kalray launches ES3CAP as lead partner: a 22,2 million euro budget ambitious industrial project for the development of the future computing platform for intelligent systems ...

Hardware

DDN names RAID Inc. a preferred Lustre reseller ...

Tremend signs agreement with Mellanox ...

WekaIO places first on the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ground-breaking collaboration with Global Parametrics supercharges its predictive climate-risk modelling ...

New geometric model improves predictions of fluid flow in rock ...

Modelling uncertain terrain with supercomputers ...

Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes ...

NOAA and NCAR partner on new, state-of-the-art U.S. modelling framework ...

The Cloud

Newly launched ANSYS Cloud accelerates engineering productivity and business agility ...

OCRE enables easy Cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud ...

State concept to high-performance computing: German universities are intensifying their cooperation


HPC-Drittmittelprojekte in NRW, © JARA-HPC, RWTH Aachen University
4 Jan 2019 Düsseldorf - The North Rhine-Westphalian universities are intensifying their cooperation in the field of high-performance computing (HPC). The basis for this is the HPC State Concept North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) adopted by the "Digital Hochschule NRW". Key points are better coordination of HPC activities in North Rhine-Westphalia and in the national context, the promotion and training of young scientists, better framework conditions and opportunities for cutting-edge research, and the introduction of new user groups to high-performance computing. From February 2019, the country will be promoting the establishment and establishment of an HPC competence network for a total of 6.2 million euro over a period of four years. The coordinating office of the network will be established at RWTH Aachen University.

"The processing of large amounts of data with the help of data science is today a crucial basis in many areas of scientific research. The new state strategy for high-performance computing makes the existing capacities at the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia more accessible to all scientists. This strengthens the science hub of North Rhine-Westphalia not only in national but also in international competition", stated Minister of Culture and Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen.

High performance computers are important infrastructures of the diverse scientific landscape in North Rhine-Westphalia. The country is characterized by a highly differentiated HPC infrastructure, which includes all levels of performance: with the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC), North Rhine-Westphalia has one of the three high-performance computing centres at the federal level. The JSC is also involved as part of the Gauss Center for Supercomputing at the European level, for example in the network "Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe" (PRACE). In addition, RWTH Aachen University and the University of Paderborn with their supercomputers have established themselves as HPC centres with regional responsibilities at the state level (level 2). The University of Cologne is on its way to becoming a third HPC centre at this level of performance.

There are also many recognized activities and established HPC locations in North Rhine-Westphalia at the local level (level 3). The entire HPC infrastructure of the university locations in North Rhine-Westphalia can be graphically understood at the website of North Rhine-Westphalia .

The HPC state concept NRW is part of the digitization offensive, with which a digital service structure at the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia is to be established. The digitalization offensive is being developed and carried out by the "Digital University NRW" - a nationwide unique association of 42 universities, colleges and art and music colleges from North Rhine-Westphalia - together with the Ministry of Culture and Science. The primary goal is to exploit innovation potential and to provide impulses for the further development of teaching, studies, research, art, infrastructure and management.

More information about the HPC state concept is available at the NRW website.
Source: Ministry for Culture and Science of North Rhein-Westphalia (MKW)

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Primeur weekly 2019-02-11

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part II - Memory, interconnects and other technologies for exascale ...

German Research Data Infrastructure GeRDI offers service to manage data according to FAIR principles ...

Do not get lost in the Horizon 2020 labyrinth, use the Knowledge Base ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale computing is coming soon, but will scientific communities be ready to make use of it? ...

Quantum computing

Atos delivers one of the most powerful quantum simulators in the world to Hartree Centre in the UK ...

Argonne researchers develop new method to reduce quantum noise ...

Focus on Europe

State concept to high-performance computing: German universities are intensifying their cooperation ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates an international project to share and reuse cancer genomic data at a global level ...

Middleware

ThinkParQ announces its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck ...

Software stack in a snapshot ...

Kalray launches ES3CAP as lead partner: a 22,2 million euro budget ambitious industrial project for the development of the future computing platform for intelligent systems ...

Hardware

DDN names RAID Inc. a preferred Lustre reseller ...

Tremend signs agreement with Mellanox ...

WekaIO places first on the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ground-breaking collaboration with Global Parametrics supercharges its predictive climate-risk modelling ...

New geometric model improves predictions of fluid flow in rock ...

Modelling uncertain terrain with supercomputers ...

Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes ...

NOAA and NCAR partner on new, state-of-the-art U.S. modelling framework ...

The Cloud

Newly launched ANSYS Cloud accelerates engineering productivity and business agility ...

OCRE enables easy Cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud ...