The IT Center operates one of the fastest high-performance computers in Germany for researchers at the RWTH and the state of NRW, but also for students within the framework of teaching. The High Performance Computing, short HPC, working group offers further training and methodical support for the efficient use of the central high-performance computing facilities. In research and teaching it deals with methods, tools and productivity of parallel programming and in particular with performance and correctness analysis.
The IT Center plays a crucial role in supporting the institutions of RWTH Aachen University by providing infrastructure and methodological assistance in the use of visualization and VR techniques in research and teaching. These services are offered through the "Virtual Reality" and "Visualization" groups within the Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) department. Additionally, both groups conduct their own research and teaching activities within the Visual Computing Institute of the Department of Computer Science.