Service Description


The IT Center operates high performance computers in order to support institutions and employees in terms of education and research.

All machines are integrated into one “RWTH Compute Cluster” running under the Linux operating system.

General information about usage of the RWTH Compute Cluster is described in this area -  whereas information about programming the high performance computers is described in RWTH Compute Cluster - Parallel Programming.

All members of the RWTH Aachen University have free access to the RWTH Compute Cluster. But the amount of resources they can use is limited.

Above a certain threshold applications for more resources have to be submitted which then are reviewed. This application process is also open to external German scientists in institutions related to education and research. Please find related information here.

Please find information about how to get access to the system here.

You can get information about using and programming the RWTH Compute Cluster online on this website, in our Primer which you can download as a single pdf file for print out, or during our  HPC related Events. For many of these Events, particularly turorials, we collect related material on our web site as well - see  here. And then there are regular lectures, exercises and software labs of the Chair for HPC covering related topics.

Users of the RWTH Compute Cluster will continuously be informed through the HPC Mailinglist (registration, archive )

Maintenance Information


RWTH Störungsmeldungen
Zugriff auf $HPCWORK unter Umstaenden langsam
Teilstörung von Dienstag 28.03.2017 13:00 bis unbekannt - Aktuell berichten mehrere Nutzer, dass der Zugriff auf $HPCWORK langsam ist. Der NEC-Support arbeitet an dem Problem.

News


2017-01-03, Important: new  formalities by RWTH thesis projects: please use JARDS online application form. Please do not use PDF forms for 'Thesis' projects anymore!

2017-03-24, HPC Software News:

  • New version 4.0 of SIESTA software installed

2017-03-13:

  • An options tweaked on Open MPI in the batch system in the CLAIX nodes, which workarounds an known performance issue on CP2K codes.
  • Version 5.4.1.05Feb16.p2pW ("5.4.1 from 05.02.2016 with two patches and Wannier90 interface, fixed"), rebuild at 2017-03-07, is now-default version of VASP. Older versions may be moved to DEPRECATED are soon.


Previous blog post: Status RWTH Compute Cluster 2016-11-23

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All members of the RWTH Aachen University have free access to the RWTH Compute Cluster. But the amount of resources they can use is limited.

Above a certain threshold applications for more resources have to be submitted which then are reviewed.
This application process is also open to all German scientists in institutions related to education and research.