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.

The partition has been gradually expanded since then. All listed core-hours are evenly split between two computing time periods per year.

Currently, the partition consists of the computing cluster CLAIX installed at RWTH Aachen and the JURECA Booster Module at the Jülich supercomputing centre. Additionally, CPU and GPU resources are provided for scientists of the Forschungszentrum Jülich on the new JURECA-DC Module. 

The accumulated computing capacity available on the JARA Partition for the exclusive use of Aachen’s and Jülich’s scientists in the JARA Partition is about 4 PFlop/s.

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