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

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Schematic figure showing the optically excited indium wires on top of the silicon surface (artwork: Andreas Lücke, Paderborn University)

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…

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We invite all current and prospective users to the first PC2 User Meeting.

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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.

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Closeup view of the front of the Noctua system (Credits: Paderborn University, Michael Lass).

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.

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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…

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Photo (University of Paderborn): Former students visit the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing.

Since August 1998, the University of Paderborn has been training IT specialists in system integration. The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2) celebrated this anniversary by organizing a reunion of the program’s graduates, and the invitation was accepted by 13 of the 16 former and current students. At 38 percent, the share of women who have completed the PC² program is well above the 2016 national German average of 7.9 percent.

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Within the last decade the research field of Optoelectronics and Photonics has emerged as an active and successful focal area at the Paderborn University. Some highlights investigated are novel light diodes & lasers, ultrafast digital communication via fibers, integrated optical circuits, biological photonic structures, concepts for optical quantum computers, optical sensors, antennae for light, metamaterials, and holograms from ultrathin layers.…

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PC2 at ISC'18

We are participating at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, which is the largest European conference and trade show on High-Performance Computing. You can meet us at the Gauss-Allianz booth (M-230) on Tuesday from 10:00-11:00.

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The Dynamics of Condensed Matter Research Group (Prof. Thomas D. Kühne) and the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing are co-organizing a users tutorial on Computational Spectroscopy with CP2K.

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Our Submission “A Massively Parallel Algorithm for the Approximate Calculation of Inverse p-th Roots of Large Sparse Matrices” has been accepted for publication at the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) conference, taking place in July 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.

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Paderborn University announced today that it has selected a Cray® CS500™ cluster system as its next-generation supercomputer. This procurement is the first phase of the Noctua project in which a multi-petaflop-system with a total budget of 10M euros will be commissioned until 2022. The initial high-performance computing (HPC) system provides academic researchers from Paderborn University and nationwide with computing resources primarily for…

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Our article "A General Algorithm to Calculate the Inverse Principal p-th Root of Symmetric Positive Definite Matrices has been accepted for publication in the Communications in Computational Physics (CICP). This article is a joint work by the research groups of three PC² board members from the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics.

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The Gauß-Allianz member status of the Paderborn University is raised from associated member to full member. With this, PC² enters the top 10 of German HPC computer centres.

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

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