Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert, head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, member of the board of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), and director of JARA-HPC, was elected Chair of the PRACE Council during the 30th Council meeting in Amsterdam on 18 June 2018.
POP2 extends and expands the activities successfully carried out by the POP Centre of Excellence since October 2015. The effort in the POP project resulted in more than 120 assessment services provided to customers in academia, research and industry helping them to understand the behavior better and improve the performance of their applications. Both RWTH Aachen University and FZ Jülich are a partner in the POP2 project with the JARA-HPC cross-sectional group Parallel Efficiency, and both receive funding for about three scientific staff members for the three-year project duration.
From June 24 - 28, 2018, the International Supercomputing Conference 2018 (ISC) took place once again in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The ISC is one of the biggest and most important events regarding HPC. JARA-HPC's scientists presented current research activities at their new booth and were actively involved in the conference.
This year, Dr. Andreas Lintermann from the SimLab “Highly Scalable Fluids & Solids Engineering”, JARA-HPC, jointly organized the mini-symposium “HPC-Based simulations for the wide industrial realm: aerospace, automotive, bio, construction, heavy…” on ECCOMAS ECCM ECFD 2018 in Glasgow, UK, together with Prof. Makoto Tsubokura Ph.D., Prof. Takayuki Aoki Dr. Sci., and Mariano Vazquez Ph.D.
On April 22, 2018, Dr. Andreas Lintermann from the SimLab “Highly Scalable Fluids & Solids Engineering”, JARA-HPC, participated in the first “World Congress of the Society of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) of the Nose & Airway” (SCONA 2018), London, UK.
In spring 2018, an era will come to an end at JSC. After more than 14 successive years, in which all three generations of the Blue Gene architecture were operated by JSC, the last Blue Gene/Q system at JSC – JUQUEEN – will be shut down soon. The successor system called Jülich Wizard for European Leadership Science – or JUWELS for short – will be constructed as a modular supercomputer.
Applications for computing time on the JARA Partition for the next computing time period (May 01, 2018, till April 30, 2019) can be submitted until February 23, 2018, 5:00 pm. In addition to computing time on the RWTH Compute Cluster Aix-La-Chapelle (CLAIX) you can also apply for computing time on the JURECA Cluster Module and the JURECA Booster Module, which has been established at Forschungszentrum Jülich in November 2017. Apply now.
By means of a yearly award, the profile area “Information and Communication Technology” at RWTH Aachen University honors young researchers who contribute significantly to the ICT-related research and show the potential to further improve the international visibility of ICT research at RWTH Aachen University. Andrea Bönsch from the Virtual Reality Group was selected by the Steering Committee of the profile area ICT as one of the recipient of the 2017 ICT Young Researcher Award. The award is donated with 3000 Euro, supporting her research career. Congratulations!
From November 12 - 17, 2017, JARA will once again be a part of the Supercomputing Conference which will take place in Denver this year. JARA's scientists will present their current research activities at JSC's booth and they will also participate in the conference. You can find more information on SC17 here.
From June 18 - 22, 2017, the International Supercomputing Conference 2017 (ISC) took place once again in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The ISC is one of the biggest and most important events regarding HPC. JARA-HPC's scientists presented current research activities at their new booth and were actively involved in the conference.
On April 4 2017, the Opening Workshop for the new Simulation Laboratory Quantum Materials (SLQM) took place at JSC. The workshop featured a number of scientific talks given by leading experts from the Forschungszentrum Juelich, RWTH Aachen University and the Universitè de Liegé.
After a review of the nominations the Commission for Quality Management in Teaching has recommended the below named members of RWTH Aachen for the 2016 Teaching Award. The award in the category "Projects" was presented during the RWTHtransparent event to a team of researchers collaborating on the Virtual Sketching project, developed by Professor Thomas H. Schmitz from the Chair of Visual Arts at the Department of Architecture; scenographist Hannah Groninger; and Professor Torsten Kuhlen and computer scientist Dominik Rausch from the Virtual Reality Group.
On January 27, 2017 the RWTHtransparent made it possible for the general public to gain insights into the university happenings of the past year. JARA-HPC presented current research projects and Aachen's new high-performance computer CLAIX.
Since 2012, scientists at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich have been using the JARA-HPC partition to carry out interdisciplinary research projects. More than 50 of these projects are currently being processed using the computing capacity of the JARA-HPC partition. One of these projects is "Cosmic-Ray Physics with the AMS Experiment on the International Space Station" by JARA-HPC member Prof. Dr. Stefan Schael.