High Performance Computing

Photo of the current high-performance computer CLAIX © Copyright: Dieter Both

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.

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Virtual Reality

AixCave © Copyright: IT Center

The Virtual Reality Group, short VR Group, conducts virtual reality and immersive visualization research projects. Furthermore, it makes available VR technologies for RWTH Aachen institutes and departments.

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(Research) Projects

Conference table from above © Copyright: Martin Braun

Beyond the provision of central IT services, the IT Center is engaged in application-oriented (research) projects. In doing so, we focus on aspects of high-performance computing as well as methods of visual analysis of technical-scientific data.

Our work is characterized by interdisciplinary collaboration with institutes, chairs and researchers at RWTH Aachen University, Forschungszentrum Jülich, as well as other research institutions worldwide and partners in industry.

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