The JARA Partition

The JARA Partition consists of contingents on the high-performance computers and supercomputers installed at RWTH Aachen University (CLAIX) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JURECA). 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.

At the turn of the year 2018/19, the second stage of the new computing cluster "Claix" was installed at RWTH Aachen University. Thus, 300 million core hours are now available for the JARA Partition in Aachen, raising the theoretical computing power to over 1.4 PFlops by the new processor architecture.

The booster module of the modulare supercomputer JURECA was put into operation at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in November 2017. It extends the available JURECA cluster module with a high-scable component and replaces the JARA resources on JUQUEEN which was decommissioned in May 2018. 160 million core-hours (800 TFlop/s) per year will be available on the booster module for users of the JARA Partition. 

Therefore, 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 2.3 PFlop/s.

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