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The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) has been selected by Intel to host a computer cluster that uses Intel’s Xeon processor with its Arria 10 FPGA software development platform.

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Recently, a network of several German institutions from science and industry started the HPC project HighPerMeshes to tackle challenges associated with the efficient implementation of algorithms working on unstructured grids on heterogeneous processor architectures. At the kick-off meeting in April, organized by the Paderborn University, the status-quo of the relevant algorithms, the technological aspects and the requirements from the industrial…

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Following the recommendation by the German Council for Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK) has decided on June 23 to approve funding for a new high-performance computer at Paderborn University.

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We are participating at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, which is the largest European conference and trade show on High-Performance Computing. You can meet us on Wednesday in the exhibition hall at the HiPEAC booth (A-1430) from 10:00-13:30 and at the Gauss-Allianz boot from 16:00-18:00.

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Cooling main memory prior to extraction.

The protection of computer systems and the information they store have gained massive importance in our modern society. Over the last years, we have worked in the area of hardware accelerated cryptographic attacks. In particular, we have studied how so-called Cold-Boot Attacks can be accelerated with the help of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The full source code of our work is now available online.

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The German Council for Science and Humanities has issued a funding recommendation with the highest ranking for the proposal of Paderborn University for a new high-performance computer.

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Electron pulse (blue) probes the structural changes of the indium wire excited by a laser pulse (red). Schema by Andreas Lücke, Paderborn.

Wires just four atoms wide that change from being insulators to electrical conductors when struck by a laser pulse have been studied by researchers from Paderborn and Duisburg. The team has shown that the phase transition can occur as fast as quantum mechanics allows, something that was not previously thought possible. The technique could prove useful, e.g., for ultrafast detectors.

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On recommendation by the PC² management board, the executive board of Paderborn University has appointed new advisory board members.

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On Monday we presented our plans for the upcoming project group CustoNN, open for Master students in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

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PC² has launched a redesigned web presence and logo.

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Prof. Christian Plessl appointed as chairmen of the PC² management board

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Prof. Plessl's research group has participated in the European FP7 research project SAVE, which has been completed successfully this week.

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