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Foto (Universität Paderborn): Die Teilnehmer*innen der internationalen Winterschule zu Elektronenstrukturrechnungen.

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) and the Dynamics of Condensed Matter Group of Paderborn University have organized a winter school on electronic structure calculations. In this school, participants learned how to perform efficient electronic structure calculations as well as ab-initio molecular dynamics calculations for molecules and solids.

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The second Call for Proposals for HPC resources at PC² is now open.

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On Decmber 12th, 2019 our yearly PC² User Meeting took place. User of PC² cluster from the fields of chemistry, physics, material science, engineering, computer science, digital hmanities, data science and more attended the meeting. To the right you can see some impressions of our user meeting during the talks and the poster session.

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The latest edition of the PC² research and service report is available for download now.

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The symbolic groundbreaking marks the beginning of a roughly two-year construction phase for a 2,500 m² building on the campus of Paderborn University. The new data center and research facility will house the next phase of the high-performance computer Noctua, one of the most powerful university high-performance computing (HPC) systems in Germany. The developer of the project is the Bielefeld branch of BLB NRW (public building and real estate…

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The events at Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) in the next few months.

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The 9th Gauss-Alliance Conference on HPC (9. HPC-Status-Konferenz der Gauß-Allianz) will be held at PC² on Oct 17–18, 2019. The conference provides interdisciplinary exchange between researchers and users of HPC systems. HPC projects funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) or the BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) will present the current state of their projects. More information can be found on the Gauß-Allianz…

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The second Call for Proposals for HPC resources at PC² is now open.

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We have published an implementation of the well-known STREAM Benchmark for FPGAs. The project contains kernels written in OpenCL and a host code with high resemblance to the original benchmark to measure the global memory bandwidth of an FPGA card as well as the achievable bandwidth between host and device.

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PC² at ISC'19

On Sunday, the ISC 2019 in Frankfurt started. We will be there from Tuesday to Thursday and contribute to the program.

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Photo (Andreas Endermann, AWK NRW): Prof. Dr. Burkhard Monien (left) receiving the Badge of Honor from Prof. Dr. iur. Wolfgang Löwer, President of the NRW-AWK.

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Burkhard Monien – founder of the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing, emeritus Professor of Computer Science, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz Award Laureate – has received another great honor. On May 15, Prof. Monien has been awarded the Badge of Honor of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

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We have published the open-source HTrOP tool for transparently offloading computation hotspots to heterogeneous computing devices using OpenCL at GitHub. More details and an evaluation of HTrOP can be found in an ACM TACO article, which has just been published.

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On March 25 2019, Tobias Kenter conducted a tutorial at the DATE 2019 conference in Florence under the title OpenCL design flows for Intel and Xilinx FPGAs - common optimization strategies, design patterns and vendor-specific differences. The tutorial material is now available for download.

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The resource allocation board of the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2) has approved the allocation of 156 million core-hours to 59 computing projects. Overall 13 large projects, requesting more than 2 million core-hours and 46 small projects (below 2 million core-hours) have been approved thereof 19 external projects of principal investigators not affiliated with Paderborn University.

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On 14th and 15th of March 2019 the spring meeting of the ZKI work group on supercomputing will be held at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2). Participants can expect interesting talks and workshops on the current state and progress of high-performance computing in Germany.

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