Category Archives: University

PPCES Video Lectures on OpenMP, MPI and Xeon Phi release

Since 2001 already, the IT Center (formerly: Center for Computing and Communication) of RWTH Aachen University offers a one week HPC workshop on Parallel Programming during spring time. This course is not restricted to scientists and engineers from our university, … Continue reading

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HPC matters

This is a very nice, professionally made video on why HPC matters, aiming to motivate you to attend SC14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJybFF6PqEQ&feature=youtu.be It pretty much captures why I like to work in HPC, namely that I can come into contact with so … Continue reading

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Gaussian Elimination Squad wins Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge at SC13

The German team with the glorious name Gaussian Elimination Squad made the first rank in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge! Each round of the challenge consisted of two parts: the first was a trivia challenge with 20 questions about … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events in March 2011

Let me point you to some HPC events in March 2011. 3rd Parallel Programming in Computational Engineering and Science (PPCES) Workshop. This event will continue the tradition of previous annual week-long events taking place in Aachen every spring since 2001, … Continue reading

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RWTH Aachen gets a new 300 Teraflops HPC system from Bull

While I usually do not repeat press releases in my blog, this one I do since we all are a little proud of the achievement: RWTH Aachen University orders Bull supercomputer to support its scientific, industrial and environmental research. Getting … Continue reading

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1.5 hours for an Introduction to Parallel Programming

Whenever Prof. Christian Bischof, the head of our institute, is on duty to give the Introduction to Programming (de) lecture for first-year Computer Science students, he is keen on giving the students a glimpse on parallel programming. Same as in … Continue reading

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