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The Second International Workshop on High-Performance Business Computing (HPBC) was held digitally (due to COVID-19 pandemic) on June 25, 2021. The workshop was technically hosted by the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2) of Paderborn University. The primary objective of the workshop was the discussion of the design, implementation, computational evaluation, and application of parallel algorithms in modern high-performance computing…

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Photo (dc-ce/BLB NRW): Visualisation of the new HPC data centre where the Noctua 2 system will be installed (currently under construction).

140,000 processing cores, the very latest generation of high-tech features, and compact enough to fit inside a squash court – Paderborn University is getting a new supercomputer. “Noctua 2,” the project name given to the second expansion stage of the “Noctua” installed in 2018, will be built by market leader Atos and is expected to be installed by the end of the year.

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The international IT symposium “Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies” (HEART) will be held online this year, from June 21 to 23. The forum will explore the latest research findings on computer systems and methods in the context of hardware-accelerated high-performance computing (HPC). This time Paderborn is hosting the conference following Toronto and Nagasaki in previous years. The focus is on how to achieve the best…

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Supported by a fellowship for "Innovations in Digital University Teaching" funded by Stifterverband and the state of NRW, Paderborn University has taken a step towards lowering the the barrier for students and researchers to use high-performance computing resources with Jupyter notebooks. To achieve this goal, the University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia and the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing at Paderborn University have…

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The fourth Call for Proposals for HPC resources at PC² is now open (Call 2021-1).

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Visualization of the new HPC Data Center (currently under construction)

Up to 75 million euros from the federal and state governments for high performance computing at  Paderborn University The High-Performance Computing Center of Paderborn University is accepted into the newly founded National High-Performance Computing Centers Association (NHR). The Joint Science Conference (GWK) decided on this today. For this expansion, the University has applied to the Federal Government and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia…

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Invitation to PC² User Meeting 2020, Thursday 26th November 2020, 15:00-17:25, virtual

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Photo: Paderborn University

Paderborn. At the Paderborn University, the Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (BLB NRW, the Construction and Real Estate Company of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia) is building a new high-performance computer center

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

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Our paper "A Submatrix-Based Method for Approximate Matrix Function Evaluation in the Quantum Chemistry Code CP2K" has been accepted for publication at Supercomputing 2020. In close collaboration, members of the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Chemistry have extended the open source quantum chemistry code CP2K by an implementation of the submatrix method for approximate function…

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The construction of our new HPC data center is making good progress. We are looking forward moving to the new building in 2021. Below, we share a time lapse video and a few impressions since the beginning of the construction in October 2019 (see article on beginning of construction).

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The NRW-wide HPC competence network hpc.nrw (https://hpc.dh.nrw) aims at improving the available software, support, courses, and workshops for scientific and high-performance computing in NRW. For this purpose, we would like to learn more about your current problems, needs, and interests. We would be very grateful if you could fill out our survey at https://hpc.dh.nrw/nutzerbefragung by June 26nd, 2020. The survey is anonymous, in English, and…

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Graphical representation of the largest periodic systems that can be simulated by means of CP2K at the periodic density functional level of theory using efficient cubic and novel linear scaling eigenvalue solver. Copyright: Prof. Dr. Rustam Khaliullin, AK Kühne now McGill University

In 2018, Prof. Christian Plessl (Chair for High-Performance IT Systems) and Prof. Thomas D. Kühne (Chair for Theoretical Chemistry) have been awarded the Paderborn University Research Award for their project "Green IT: Exact Computations with inexact but energy-efficient computers''. The objective of this interdisciplinary project was to study the feasibility of the "Approximate Computing" paradigm for scientific applications. The main idea is to…

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The system is optically excited with a laser with ring-shaped intensity profile. The quantum fluid building up in the center of the ring forms a vortex state. An additional short laser pulse is then used to invert the rotation direction of the vortex.

Computers process information based on arrays of so-called bits. Each bit can take the values of one or zero. This is typically realized with integrated electronic circuits permanently written onto a semiconductor chip. Researchers from Paderborn University and Technical University Dortmund have now realized an all-optical bit that is temporarily written into a planar semiconductor nanostructure only using light and that can also be reconfigured…

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Water is an essential substance for life. Above all, its large heat capacity makes oceans and seas huge heat stores for regulating the Earth's climate. In living organisms, the same property makes water an efficient heat buffer for the functioning of biochemical reactions. So-called hydrogen bridge bonds play a central role in this process. However, the energy flow in this complex network of bonds has not yet been fully investigated at the…

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