List of Projects

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  • 5G Industry Campus Europe

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    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

  • "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries" Excellence Cluster

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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

  • Applying Interoperable Metadata Standards (AIMS)

    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.

  • Human Brain Project - Interactive Visualization, Analysis, and Control

    Within the Human Brain Project (HBP) started in October 2013, the Virtual Reality Group is leading a work package “Interactive Visualization, Analysis, and Control”. The work package is part of the HBP subproject “Interactive Supercomputing” headed by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, and includes partners from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Furthermore, the KAUST University in Saudi Arabia will serve as an associate partner in this work package. more

  • Hyperslice Visualization of Metamodels for Manufacturing Processes

    In  the second phase of the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries” the Virtual Production Intelligence (VPI) platform is being developed. It is a holistic and integrative concept for the support of collaborative planning, monitoring and control of core processes within production and product development in various application fields. In the context of the VPI we are developing a tool for the explorative visualization of multi-dimensional meta-model data, which is based on the concept of hyperslices, linked with a 3D volume representation. The tool is applicable to various scenarios of multi-dimensional data analysis, but the concrete use case in the current project is to find ideal configuration parameters for laser cutting machines in the context of factory planning. more

  • Interactive Physically-based Sound Synthesis

    While visual feedback is often the main focus in Virtual Environments, sound is another important modality. Auditory feedback can enhance the immersion and believability of virtual scenes. However, the common approach of using pre-recorded sound samples is often not feasible for highly interactive environments, because too many sounds would have to be recorded or designed upfront. Especially with physically simulated objects, a lot of sounds are generated by collisions between objects. The sound of such collisions depends on different factors: the material and shape of the objects, as well as the positions, strength and temporal distribution of the collision forces. Especially the latter aspects are difficult to reproduce with sound samples. more

  • OpenMP - Focus on Shared-Memory-Parallelization

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    Since 1998 the High Performance Comuting Team of the Center for Computing and Communication of the RWTH Aachen University is engaged in the topic of Shared-Memory-Parallelisierung with OpenMP. OpenMP is productively used on the currently largest Shared- Memory Computers of the Center for Computing and Communication with up to 1024 processor cores. OpenMP meanwhile supports also heterogeneous computers as well as vectorization. more

  • Performance, Optimization and Productivity - POP

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    Using performance analysis tools and optimizing code for HPC architectures is a cumbersome task which often requires in depth expert knowledge in HPC. Because of current trends of computing architectures to use accelerators, more cores and deeper memory hierarchies, this complexity is going to increase further in the foreseeable future. Therefore, the POP (Performance, Optimization and Productivity) project offers services in performance analysis and performance optimization to code developers in industry and academia to connect code developers and HPC experts. This shall allow to integrate performance optimization in the software development process of HPC applications. The POP project gathers experts from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), the Numerical Algebra Group (NAG), TERATEC und the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University.

    POP is one of the eight Centers of Excellence in HPC that have been promoted by the European Commission within Horizon 2020.

    Further information on the project and how you can engage the services of POP can be found on the POP website.

  • Regional Anesthesia Simulator and Assistant

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    The aim of this project is to gather European experts from very diverse fields, from computer sciences to anesthesiology, to bring an innovative tool in the hands of the medical doctors to perform safer regional anesthesia for the patient at reduced cost for the society. For that purpose, a virtual reality simulator and assistant will be developed, providing an innovative way for medical doctors to train extensively on virtual patients and to be assisted by additional patient-specific information during the procedure. The project started on 1st of November 2013 for three years, gathers experts from 10 European countries in a consortium of 14 academic, industrial and clinical partners. more

  • UNiform Integrated Tool Environment - UNITE

    High-performance clusters often provide multiple MPI libraries and compiler suites for parallel programming. This means that parallel programming tools which often depend on a specific MPI library, and sometimes on a specific compiler, need to be installed multiple times, once for each combination of MPI library and compiler which has to be supported. In addition, over time, newer versions of the tools also get released and installed. One way to manage many different versions of software packages, used by many computing centers all over the world, is the "module" software. However, each center provides a different set of tools, has a different policy on how and where to install different software packages, and how to name the different versions. UNITE tries to improve this situation for debugging and performance tools. more

  • Virtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing

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    Sponsored by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers the Virtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS) aims at improving the quality and accelerate the development process of complex simulation programs in science and engineering that are being designed for the most advanced parallel computer systems. The IT Center of the RWTH Aachen University is focussed on improving the usability of the state-of-the-art programming tools for high-performance computing developped by the partner institutions. more

  • Virtual Reality-based Medical Training Simulator for Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

    This project aims at developing a specialized training system dedicated to the teaching of a major maxillofacial surgery procedure based on Virtual Reality technology. The medical procedure of interest, the bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO), allows the displacement of the lower jaw in all three spatial dimensions, e.g., to correct an under- or overbid. The procedure is performed via an intraoral approach and includes the creation of an osteotomy line in the mandible using a saw or a burr, followed by a controlled splitting of the bone by a reversed twisting of one or two chisels inserted into the line. more

  • VisNEST – Visualization of Neural Brain Activity

    The general idea of brain simulation is to reverse engineer the brain using large-scale simulations. To understand the relationships between structure and dynamics on multiple scales, ranging from microscopic circuits to networks at brain scale, forms a formidable challenge in neuroscience and produces a large amount of data. This data has to be analyzed in a timely fashion to understand the simulated model and extract insight about its functioning at the aforementioned scales. more