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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A major breakthrough in the measurement and understanding of the electronic structure changes during chemical reactions has been achieved by a team of physicists led by Martin Wolf (Fritz-Haber-Institut Berlin) and Wolf Gero Schmidt (Universität Paderborn). The researchers were able to monitor for the first time the redistribution of electrons during a chemical reaction in real time. The corresponding driving forces and mechanisms could be…
On September 24 – 25 2018, a tutorial on Working with OpenCL for Intel FPGAs was held at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing. With the new supercomputer Noctua that was inaugurated on September 21, the PC² has installed 32 state of the art FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) as particularly energy efficient accelerators.
On September 21 2018, the new supercomputer “Noctua” (Latin: Little Owl) was inaugurated at Paderborn University. The high-performance computing system is expected to be one of the ten most powerful university installations within Germany. This is the first step on the path into a new era for Paderborn University and PC2.
According to recent estimations, IT systems consume about 15% of the global electrical power. Due to the continuing exponential growth of computing systems, there is a strong economic and ecologic interest to increase their energy-efficiency. How this goal can be achieved is demonstrated by the computer scientist Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl and the theoretical chemist Prof. Dr. Thomas D. Kühne with their interdisciplinary research project, which…