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In the Aachen Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries", a consortium of 18 institutes at RWTH Aachen University is working on the development of new techniques and concepts to increase the competitiveness of production technology in Germany.
In this interdisciplinary project, the VR Group of RWTH Aachen University is responsible for reducing the occupancy of real manufacturing capacities in process optimization by using virtual production systems, the acquisition of process data that is difficult to determine with the help of simulation approaches, the realistic virtual mapping of machine tools and coupling highly specialized simulation systems to capture interphysical effects. more
The aim of the 5G-Industry Campus Europe is to research and practically investigate the new 5G technology in the manufacturing industry. New applications and systems are being developed to further digitalize and network production. Edge-cloud systems will also be used to test the fastest possible data processing. The network of the 5G-Industry Campus covers an outdoor area of about one square kilometre and 7,000 square meters in the machine halls of the participating partners. The project partners will investigate various application scenarios there over the next three years. These different scenarios will focus, among other things, on 5G sensor technology for monitoring and controlling manufacturing processes, mobile robotics and logistics, and the development of cross-location production chains.
As a cooperation partner, the IT Center is responsible for the fiber optic connection of the various subnetworks, the operation of the 5G network and the outdoor antennas of the 5G Industry Campus. more
The Applying Interoperable Metadata Standards (AIMS) project aims to enable scientists to create, share and reuse metadata standards. Therefore, tools and workflows for the effortless creation of standardized metadata during research are being developed, which at the same time increase the efficiency of data processing. As an integral part, the created standards will be stored, indexed and made publicly available. By implementing a concept for adaptation, inheritance and versioning of the created metadata standards, the generation of backward compatible derivatives, which increase the reusability of the standards and accelerate collaboration, will be a process in which a standard develops to community-wide acceptance.
The IT Center is working on the project as a cooperation partner together with the WZL of the RWTH Aachen University, the Institute of Fluid System Technology and the University and State Library of the TU Darmstadt.
The project "Energy-Optimized Simulation Methods for Application-Oriented Computing Problems" - in short "ENSIMA" - is one of the nine third-party funded projects of the BMBF program for "Energy-Efficient HPC (GreenHPC)". The project started on October 1, 2022 and is funded for three years. In addition to RWTH Aachen University as coordinator, the project partners are TU Darmstadt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Gesellschaft für numerische Simulation mbH, GNS Systems GmbH, SIMCON kunststofftechnische Software GmbH and Technische Hochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt. All in all, the project involves partners from academia and industry.
The basic goal of the project is to use AI methods to improve the selection of design parameters in production processes and to accelerate the execution time of simulation processes through approximate and heterogeneous computing. Innovative solutions should reduce the number of finite element simulations required, which are used for many engineering problems, such as crash simulations. For the use case of sheet metal forming in the automotive industry, the project partners want to reduce the computation time by 50%, which should lead to a 15% reduction in the use of steel and thus indirectly to a reduction in both manufacturing-related emissions and the energy required for vehicle production.
More information can be found on the project website.
The HPC.NRW competence network offers an extensive range of diverse HPC infrastructures plus a number of thematic clusters for low-threshold training, consulting and coaching services. The aim is to make effective and efficient use of high-performance computing and storage facilities and to support scientific researchers of all levels, particularly researchers at the post-graduate and post-doctoral levels. Regular, intensive exchanges take place between the sites of the competence network on the service and support for HPC users in NRW, software and operation, as well as HPC usage. more