Infrastructure

JARA CSD provides access to state-of-the-art high performance computational infrastructure as part of the national computing strategy. The researchers participate in the development and use of disruptive computing technologies (e.g., exascale, quantum, and neuromorphic computing). Additionally, JARA CSD provides and maintains (open) software as a scientific infrastructure.

The infrastructure is the basis for high-performance computing in JARA CSD with the respective computing centers at Forschungszentrum Jülich (JSC) and RWTH Aachen (IT Center). The effective use of ever more complex high-end systems demands a close cooperation between those responsible for infrastructure and its users. New hard- and software components are being developed, tested at an early stage, and investigated in co-design projects together with hardware experts and users.

Scientific support and trainings for the use of high-performance computing is located in the infrastructure sites at Jülich and Aachen.

The JARA Partition

The JARA Partition consists of contingents on the high-performance computers and supercomputers installed at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich. The main reasons to set up this Partition in 2012 were the guaranteed amount of computing time for projects from the two regional partners on latest HPC architectures, the reduced but highly efficient assignment procedure that fosters scientific excellence, and the requirements of the funding bodies BMBF and MIWF to arrange for larger and more efficiently used HPC infrastructures.
Currently, the partition consists of resources on the computing cluster CLAIX installed at RWTH Aachen, on the modular supercomputer JURECA at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and on the D-Wave Advantage™ System JUPSI operated by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre within the Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ).  

Community Software Initiatives (CSI)

Community software codes
Community software codes are open source software codes that are further developed by a global community of scientists as community code based on a formalized review process. This leads to quality, speed of development, and a level of engagement that is otherwise difficult to achieve.

Scientific software as infrastructure
Certain codes have all the characteristics of scientific infrastructure for science: they are critical to progress in a particular scientific field and its communication across the field, they are developed and maintained over decades, must meet the highest quality standards, require documentation, and training of young scientists on the instrument. Ultimately, steel and concrete are also needed to house the personnel

You can find more information here and if you have any further questions please contact the JARA CSD Coordination.