In the following you find milestones of the PC² in its 30 years of history.
Inauguration of the new high-performance computing center (building X) and the HPC system Noctua 2
Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing selected as National High-Performance Computing Center
Start of the construction of the new HPC datacenter building X
Inauguration of the Noctua 1 HPC system
Installation of a 700 TFLOPS HPC system with 10.000 processor cores.
German Council for Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) recommends funding for high-performance computing at Paderborn University: 25m€ for Noctua and a new computing center
Inauguration of the OCuLUS (Owl CLUSter) HPC system
Installation of a 200 TFLOPS HPC system with 10.000 processor cores.
Installation of the GreenPAD system.
Removal to new location (building O)
Installation of the Isilon storage system.
Compute resource BisGrid-cluster available for D-Grid community BIS-Grid.
D-Grid community project BIS-Grid started.
Evaluation of Woodcrest systems in cluster environments for INTEL cooperation.
Start of the project AssessGrid financed by the European Union.
Start of the D-Grid project.
Inauguration of the Arminius Cluster.
Installation of the new hpcLine Arminius Cluster with more than 400 Intel Xeon / AMD Opteron processors and high performance visualization.
Start of Zielvereinbarung "Visualisierung und Simulation"
The 1992 Parsytec GigaCluster GCel moves from PC² to the Heinz-Nixdorf-MuseumsForum
Start of HPC4U project financed by the European Union.
Evaluation of InfiniBand cluster with Intel EM64T processors and PCI-Express
Start of the DELIS project financed by the European Union.
Evaluation of a server system with 4 processor Itanium2 for the INTEL cooperation
Installation of InfiniBand-Cluster with 64 Itanium2 processors (128 Gbyte memory, 332 Gflop/s performance)
Installation of a MyriNet-Cluster with 8 Xeon processors and 4 FPGA-cards dedicated for computer chess
Evaluation of next generation MyriNet communication card
Installation of AMD Opteron-Cluster with 8 Opteron processors (14 Gbyte memory, 22 Gflop/s performance)
Installation of InfiniBand-Cluster with 8 Itanium2 processors (48 Gbyte memory, 32 Gflop/s peak performance)
The conference Euro-Par 2002 is held at the PC²
Upgrade of the hpcLine to 850 MHz processors
Start of the Up-TV project financed by the European Union
Evaluation of the IA-64 system for the Fujitsu-Siemens Computer corporation
Connection to the G-Win. The high-speed network of the DFN for German universities and scientific institutes.
The computer chess program P. ConNerS wins the 10th Grandmaster Chess Tournament in Lippstadt and ran on the PC2 hpcLine.
Start of the IMM-TV project for multimedia TV systems.
Start of the UNICORE Plus project
PC2 is co-founder of the European Grid Forum
inauguration of the hpcLine.
Start of the BMBF financed project SCI-CL.
PC2 starts a cooperation with Fujitsu Siemens Computer corporation.
PC2 starts a cooperation with Hilti AG, Principality of Liechtenstein.
Installation of the new hpcLine with 192 Pentium II processors (48 GByte memory, 86.4 GFlop/s peak performance).
Installation of the 1 Gbit/s wide area network between Bielefeld and Paderborn
Installation of a large SCI-Cluster with 64 PentiumII processors (8 GByte memory, 19.2 GFlop/s peak performance)
Start of the ESPRIT project DYNAMITE: "Dynamic Task Migration Execution Environment",
Partners: ESI, Univ. Amsterdam, Genias Benelux
Start of the UNICORE project: "Uniform Interface to Computing Resources"
Connection to the 34 Mbit/s wide area network
Start of the ESPRIT project PHASE: "A Pharmaceutical Application Server",
Partners: Merck, Novo Nordisk, EBI, NIMR, Oxford Molecular.
Heterogeneous SCI-Cluster with 20 PentiumPro processors (Linux operating system)
Inauguration of the Metacomputer Online Initiative
PC2 User Workshop and Parallelitätstag
Installation of the Parsytec CC-48 system (12.76 GFlop/s peak performance, 3 GByte memory, link speed: 1 Gbit/s)
Start of the ESPRIT project MICA: "A Model for Industrial CFD Applications",
Partners: CHAM, INRIA, LSTM Erlangen, NTUA, UZ-LITEC, Storck-Comprimo, Hoogovens, Vattenfall, TU Lisbon, SMHI, CMR, BRE, WAT&B
NRW Research Collaboration Metacomputingrunnout "Distributed High-Performance Computing" coordinated by PC2
Beginning of the DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 376 Massive Parallelität: Algorithmen, Entwurfsmethoden, Anwendungen
Upgrade of the Parsytec GC/PowerPlus to 192 processors
(7.9 GFlop/s, number 117 on international TOP 500 list; place 6 in Germany)
Start of the ESPRIT project EUROPORT.
Installation of the Parsytec GC/PowerPlus
Conversion of about 5 Million postal codes for the credit card company Eurocard
Installation of the 2 Mbit/s wide area network
Start of the ESPRIT project GP-MIMD
International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium "Parallel Architectures and their Efficient Use"
Inauguration of the ZEUS consortium (Zentren EUropäischen Supercomputings)
Constitutional meeting of the ZIAM GmbH
Installation of the Parsytec GCel-1024 (1024 nodes, 4 GByte memory, number 259 in worldwide TOP 500 list, place 22 in Germany; largest Transputer system in Europe)
Foundation of the NRW-Initiative "Parallele Datenverarbeitung" e.V.
Workshop/Tutorial and Parallelitätstag
Prof. Dr. B. Monien, chairman of the PC2, wins the prestigous Leibniz-Preis
Start of the development of the Computing Center Software (CCS)
Official opening of the Parsytec SuperCluster SC-320, the largest freely configurable Transputer system worldwide
Constitutional meeting of the PC²
Installation of the first Transputer system at Paderborn University