MODULAR SUPERCOMPUTING AND QUANTUM COMPUTING

FACULTY 12, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

CAMPUS BOCKENHEIM

News

2024

13.06.2024- MSQC group successfully presents workshop on Applied Quantum Computing

Congratulations to group members Philip Döbler, Cedric Gaberle, and Manpreet Jattana for successfully presenting a one day hands-on workshop on applied quantum computing at the summer school 2024 of the NHR Graduate School. The NHR Summer School is organized by the NHR Alliance and Goethe University being part of NHR@SW. This year’s graduate school took place at Technische Universität Dresden.

27.05.2024 – Manpreet Jattana has been invited to discuss quantum computing at Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation

The Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM), founded in 2009, is supported by the Gesellschaft für Risikomanagement und Regulierung e. V. (Association for Risk Management and Regulation). FIRM cooperates with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the House of Finance of the Goethe University as well as other renowned universities and colleges and works closely with them in teaching and research. Manpreet has been invited to discuss the security issues related to cryptography and quantum computing at their annual research conference on 20 June 2024. Link to FIRM website.

22.05.2024 – MSQC group joins forces to advance the integration of quantum computers into HPC systems

Goethe University Frankfurt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, ParTec and Quantum Machines have joined forces to develop a 10+ superconducting qubit system and integrate it into the supercomputing infrastructure of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The collaboration has now reached its first milestone with the completion of work package 1. It was launched in summer 2023. See here for details.

Photo: View inside a quantum computer. Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich

16.05.2024 – MSQC Group participated in the International Supercomputing Conference 2024 in Hamburg

The MSQC group had a great week at the ISC 2024 conference in Hamburg. Congratulations to Thomas Lippert on his supercomputer JEDI achieving first place in the Green500 list of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers! He talked about the challenges and prospects of integrating our 5-qubit quantum computer “Baby Diamond” into HPC systems. The MSQC group was part of a combined GCS booth representing Goethe University Frankfurt, Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and partners at Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) — HLRS in Stuttgart and LRZ in Garching.

07.05.2024 – Manpreet Jattana accepted as Associated Fellow in the Johanna Quandt Young Academy

Congratulations to Manpreet! He has been accepted as an Associated Fellow in the Johanna Quandt Young Academy, JQYA. The JQYA at Goethe University aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge sharing and professional development among young and senior scientists. This year’s theme of “Complexity” explores the multifaceted nature of complex systems theory and its implications across various disciplines, fostering dialogue and understanding among researchers. You can find out more about the Johanna Quandt Young Academy here.

22.04.2024 – Manpreet Jattana Delivers Keynote Address at ING Bank and d-fine GmbH Hackathon

On April 19, 2024, Manpreet Jattana delivered a keynote address titled “Algorithms in the Era of Noisy Quantum Hardware” at a Hackathon organized by ING Bank and d-fine GmbH. Additionally, he provided participants with insights into the history of the Stern-Gerlach experiment in Frankfurt, followed by an outdoor tour to the building where the experiment took place. The participants expressed their delight in learning about the historical significance of the location in Frankfurt’s contributions to Physics, particularly in the context of quantum computing.

18.03.2024 – “Baby Diamond” Featured in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

We’re thrilled to announce that the Baby Diamond project has been highlighted in a recent article! The piece discusses the integration of quantum computers into research and education at the universities of Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Mainz in Germany. Check out the full article here.

2023

30.11.2023 – Press Release

The MSQC group is thrilled to announce the upcoming acquisition of its first quantum computer, named “Baby Diamond”. Please refer to the press release for further details.

German: https://aktuelles.uni-frankfurt.de/forschung/goethe-universitaet-erhaelt-ihren-ersten-quantencomputer/

English: https://aktuelles.uni-frankfurt.de/english/goethe-university-receives-its-first-quantum-computer/

01.11.2023 – New Group Member

We are delighted to welcome Cedric Gaberle as the newest member of our group! Cedric holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Goethe University Frankfurt, where he specialized in designing and implementing a quantum circuit preparation algorithm. We extend our warmest wishes for a successful start and are thrilled to have him on the team!

04.10.2023 – Invitation to Speak at Bundesbank’s “Quantum Computing Community Session”

We are pleased to announce that Philip Döbler, Lucas Menger, and Manpreet Jattana have been invited to deliver a talk and conduct a live demonstration on programming a quantum computer. This event will take place on October 26, 2023, at the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt am Main.

01.10.2023 – Neuwirth Accepts Professor Position at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Neuwirth! As of October 2023, Sarah has accepted the professorship for “High Performance Computing and its Applications” at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. This position entails leading the High Performance Computing division at the Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung (ZDV) at JGU. Sarah can be reached at the following email address: neuwirth[at]uni-mainz[dot]de

We wish you all the best and much success in your new role!

21.09.2023 – MSQC Hosts 2nd Workshop on Quantum Computing

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our workshop on “Practical Quantum Computing,” held on September 21, 2023, at the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt am Main. The hands-on workshop was followed by talks and introductions to the topics by Thomas Lippert, Philip Döbler, and Manpreet Jattana.

05.07.2023 – Neuwirth Selected as Workshop Chair for ISC High Performance Conference

Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for being appointed as the Deputy Workshop Chair for the ISC High Performance 2024 conference, scheduled to take place from May 12 to 16, 2024, in Hamburg, Germany. This role automatically entails the position of Workshop Chair for ISC 2025.

20.06.2023 – Dr. Sarah Neuwirth Wins the 2023 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Neuwirth has been honored with the 2023 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award. The award will be presented to her at PASC 2023, the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference, held this year in Davos, Switzerland, from June 26 to 28. Dr. Neuwirth will deliver a keynote talk entitled “Leveraging HPC Performance Engineering to Support Exascale Scientific Discovery” during the event. Further information can be found in the official press release.

16.06.2023 – MSQC Hosts 1st Workshop on “Applied Quantum Computing”

We are delighted to announce the first workshop on “Applied Quantum Computing,” scheduled to take place on July 24, 2023, at Goethe University Frankfurt. The workshop will be held at FIAS, Campus Riedberg. The first part will feature expert talks providing participants with an introduction to the field of quantum computing and its applications. The second part will offer a hands-on session covering applications for both gate-based quantum computers (QCs) and quantum annealers. This session will include problem-solving using gate-based emulators and real DWave hardware. A detailed agenda can be found here. For registration, please send your full name and affiliation via email to Dr. Manpreet Singh Jattana: jattana[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de. Participation is exclusively for members of the NHR.

02.06.2023 – Pitch Talk and Poster at JUQCA Day 2023

JUQCA, short for the Jülich Quantum Computing Alliance, consolidates Forschungszentrum Jülich’s endeavors in quantum computing development and application. The alliance supports participating institutes in their scientific endeavors and serves as a liaison for internal and external collaborators. As part of the Jülich Summer Academy “Future Computing Technologies”, JUQCA is hosting its second JUQCA Day on September 6, 2023. During this event, Manpreet Singh Jattana will present a poster and deliver a pitch talk.

31.05.2023 – Panel Discussion at ACM HPDC’23

Sarah Neuwirth has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on “Holistic Performance Engineering and Analysis: From UX to Low-Level Performance Data” at the 3rd Workshop on Performance Engineering, Modeling, Analysis, and Visualization Strategy (PERMAVOST’23). The workshop will be held on June 20, 2023, in conjunction with the 32nd International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC’23) in Orlando, FL, USA.

30.05.2023 – Invitation to Workshop “Potenziale des Quantencomputing – das hessische Ökosystem zwischen Forschung, Entwicklung und Anwendung”

On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, the workshop “Potentials of Quantum Computing – The Hessian Ecosystem Between Research, Development, and Application” will take place from 10:30-18:40 at Schloss Biebrich in Wiesbaden. The objective of this second workshop is to stimulate cooperation between actors from science and industry, push technology transfer, and identify focal points in the field of quantum computing in Hessen to strengthen the location in this area. Manpreet Singh Jattana will represent our research group at the workshop.
Update – 16.06.2023: Further information can be found in the official press release.

30.05.2023 – Invitation to Between the Towers Event “Quantum Computing – Bereit für große Durchbrüche?”

Prof. Lippert has been invited to speak at the upcoming Between the Towers event on June 6, 2023, discussing the fundamentals of quantum computing and its potential for significant breakthroughs. The event, titled “Quantum Computing – Ready for Big Breakthroughs?“, will be hosted by neosfer and streamed live via LinkedIn and in the neosfer Decentraland Lounge!

08.05.2023 – Minisymposia at SIAM Geosciences 2023 and ENUMATH 2023

Arne Nägel has been invited to deliver an expert talk at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS23), scheduled to be held from June 19 to 22, 2023, in Bergen, Norway. In the minisymposium on “Modelling and Simulation of Density-Driven Groundwater Flow,” he will present his work titled “Robust, Scalable, and Adaptive Non-Linear Solvers for Density-Driven Groundwater Flow.”

Arne is also co-organizing a minisymposium on “Efficient Solvers for Coupled Problems in Porous Media” at the European Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications (ENUMATH 2023), to be held from September 4 to 8, 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal.

03.05.2023 – Researcher Joey White-Swift Visits MSQC Group

We were pleased to host scientist Joey White-Swift from the University of Texas at Dallas from April 19 to May 3, 2023. Joey, a Systems Engineer and Ph.D. candidate specializing in CI and Networking, provided networking support and services for the university’s CI infrastructure and the university science DMZ. Additionally, he consulted with groups campus-wide to enhance security outcomes, maintained txf2.org, and was recognized as a 2022 NSF Trusted CI Cyber Security Fellow. We extend our gratitude for his invaluable assistance and patience during the setup of our new infrastructure.

01.05.2023 – REX-IO Workshop Accepted at IEEE Cluster 2023

Sarah Neuwirth will jointly organize the 3rd edition of the REX-IO Workshop (Re-envisioning Extreme-Scale I/O for Emerging Hybrid HPC Workloads) with colleagues from BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, India, and Sandia National Laboratories, USA. The workshop will be held on October 31, 2023, in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2023 in Santa Fe, NM, USA. Stay tuned for further updates!

27.04.2023 – Two PhD Candidates Selected for the 2023 ACM Europe Summer School on “HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications”

Congratulations to Zhaobin Zhu and Niklas Bartelheimer for being selected as participants for the 2023 ACM Europe Summer School on “HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications,” scheduled to be held from 2 to 7 July in Barcelona, Spain. The summer school will be hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

12.03.2023 – Panel Discussion at ISC 2023

Sarah Neuwirth has been invited to participate in the panel discussion titled “The Future of Open-Source Filesystems for HPC – Competition, Cooperation, or Consolidation?” at ISC High Performance Conference 2023 (ISC23), scheduled to be held from May 21 to 25, 2023, in Hamburg, Germany. Organized by EOFS in conjunction with OpenSFS, this panel discussion forms part of the main track of the conference, focusing on open-source software and specifically filesystems for HPC. The panelists include representatives from the three key open-source filesystems in production, BeeGFS, DAOS, and Lustre, as well as representatives from HPC sites that use these filesystems.

10.03.2023 – Two Research Posters Accepted at ISC 2023

Congratulations to Philip Döbler, Zhaobin Zhu, and Niklas Bartelheimer for having their research posters accepted at the ISC High Performance Conference 2023 (ISC23), scheduled to be held from May 21 to 25, 2023, in Hamburg, Germany. Philip will present his work titled “Toward the Integration of Quantum Processors into the Modular Supercomputing Architecture.” Zhaobin and Niklas will present their work titled “MAWA-HPC: Modular and Automated Workload Analysis for HPC Systems.

08.03.2023 – Invitation to Spring School on Quantum Information Processing

Congratulations to Manpreet Singh Jattana for being invited as a guest lecturer at the spring school on ‘Quantum Information Processing – Applications on Gate-based and Annealing Systems,’ hosted by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre from March 27 to March 31, 2023! Manpreet will talk about variational methods for quantum computers.

02.03.2023 – Two Workshop Papers Accepted at IEEE IPDPS 2023

Congratulations to Zhaobin Zhu and Niklas Bartelheimer for having their workshop papers accepted at IEEE IPDPS 2023. Zhaobin will present his work titled ‘An Empirical Roofline Model for Extreme-Scale I/O Workload Analysis’ at the 4th International Workshop on Extreme-Scale Storage and Analytics (ESSA’23). Niklas will present his work titled ‘Toward a Modular Workflow for Network Performance Characterization’ at the 25th Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models (APDCM’23). Both workshops will be held in conjunction with the 37th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2023) in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

01.03.2023 – New Group Member

We are happy to welcome our new group member Julian Hilbert! He graduated with an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Goethe University Frankfurt, where he specialized in scientific computing and software development in C++. During his studies, he gained experience in using the software package UG4. Julian’s research focused on implementing models for computing the action potential of muscle fibers in a dog’s heart and studying the influence of surface waters, such as river networks, on groundwater. Julian will contribute to the HYMNE II project led by PD Dr. Nägel.

14.02.2023 – EUPEX Face-to-Face Meeting in Zagreb

The EUPEX team is currently assembled in Zagreb for a face-to-face meeting at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. This gathering presents a fantastic opportunity for exchanging ideas among project partners and enhancing the momentum of the project!

A heartfelt thank you to our gracious hosts Mario Kovac and Nikolina Lednicki.

16.01.2023 – Excursion to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre

On January 16, 2023, a group of Goethe University students spent a day at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The students were able to talk to leading experts in the modular supercomputing, high performance computing (HPC), and quantum computing domains. In addition, the students had the opportunity to visit the HPC and quantum computing facilities, including the JUWELS supercomputer and JUNIQ.

16.01.2023 – New Group Member

We are pleased to welcome our new group member, Manpreet Singh Jattana! He has joined the research group as a postdoc. In 2022, Manpreet was awarded his Ph.D. in Physics from RWTH Aachen, Germany. His research interests include variational methods for eigenvalue problems on quantum computers and simulators, solving problems of physical and chemical interest on quantum computers, error mitigation for Noisy-Intermediate-Scale-Quantum (NISQ) computers, and event-based simulations of quantum experiments.

13.01.2023 – Invitation from the Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development

Prof. Thomas Lippert has been invited by Prof. Kristina Sinemus, Minister for Digital Strategy and Development, to a delegation trip to Canada. The aim is to promote exchange on artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and sustainable data centers.

2022

25.11.2022 – Goethe University Joins European Open File System (EOFS) Organization

We are thrilled to announce that Goethe University Frankfurt, represented by the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing group, has become a member of the European Open File System (EOFS) organization. Stay tuned for more updates!

18.11.2022 – IEEE/ACM SC22: It’s a Wrap!

We are delighted to announce the successful showcasing of our research and teaching efforts at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s booth at SC22: the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis in Dallas, TX, USA. An overview of our presented work can be found here. We look forward to seeing you next year in Denver at SC23!

16.11.2022 – New Group Member

We are happy to welcome our new group member Niklas Bartelheimer! He graduated with a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Heidelberg University where he specialized in application specific computing. He has extensive knowledge in Linux kernel development and low-level network interfaces for Ethernet and RDMA networks like Infiniband and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). Niklas will focus on direct communication methods for distributed accelerator technologies and adapt them for the new pre-exascale evaluation platform EUPEX. He will also look at the aspect of I/O load balancing in parallel file systems for application and metadata.

13.11.2022 – MSQC Group at IEEE/ACM SC22

The Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Group will share a booth with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at SC22: the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, scheduled to be held from November 13 to 18, 2022, in Dallas, TX, USA. We will showcase our latest research in modular supercomputing and quantum computing, as well as demonstrate our innovative teaching materials. Additionally, Sarah will present a paper at the EduHPC-22 workshop. Stay tuned for further updates!

11.10.2022 – New Address and Contact Information

The MSQC group has relocated to the Bockenheim campus! You can now find us at the following address:

Kettenhofweg 139, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Additionally, please note that our staff can now be reached at different phone numbers.

01.10.2022 – New Group Member

Following Prof. Wittum’s retirement, PD Dr. Arne Nägel has joined our research group as of October 1, 2022. Arne will oversee the research area of Simulation and Modeling. We warmly welcome you to our group and eagerly anticipate collaborating with you!

27.09.2022 – Neuwirth Completes IKH’s “Zertifikat Hochschullehre”

Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for successfully completing the “Zertifikat Hochschullehre” program offered by Interdisziplinäres Kolleg Hochschuldidaktik (IKH). Sarah will present her teaching research project in a talk titled “Bridging the Gap between Education and Research: A Retrospective on Simulating an HPC Conference” at the EduHPC-22 workshop.

12.09.2022 – Neuwirth Named as the Program Committee Co-Chair for the ESSA 2023 Workshop

Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for being appointed as the Program Committee Co-Chair on the organizing committee of the 4th International Workshop on Extreme-Scale Storage and Analytics (ESSA 2023). ESSA 2023 will be held in conjunction with the 37th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2023) in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

09.09.2022 – Student Mentoring Program at IEEE Cluster 2022: It’s a Wrap!

A total of nine students participated in the IEEE Cluster 2022 Student Mentoring Program, led by Sarah Neuwirth. The program featured networking mixers and mentoring sessions covering career challenges and effective science presentations. Social activities included a trip to the Königstuhl in Heidelberg and plenty of ice cream.

09.09.2022 – Workshop Paper Accepted at IEEE/ACM SC22

Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for having her work accepted at SC22: the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, scheduled to take place from November 13 to 18, 2022, in Dallas, TX, USA. Sarah will present a paper at the EduHPC-22 workshop titled “Bridging the Gap between Education and Research: A Retrospective on Simulating an HPC Conference.

05.09.2022 – New Website Online

We are excited to announce that the website of the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing group is now live with a fresh design and expanded content. Stay tuned for future updates!

01.09.2022 – Zhu Selected for IEEE Cluster 2022 Student Travel Award

Congratulations to Zhaobin Zhu for being selected as a recipient of the Student Travel Award from IEEE Cluster 2022, amounting to 800€. Zhaobin will attend the conference in Heidelberg and present a workshop paper titled “A Comprehensive I/O Knowledge Cycle for Modular and Automated HPC Workload Analysis.

08.08.2022 – Invited Plenary Talk at Lattice 2022 Conference

Sarah Neuwirth has been invited to deliver a plenary review talk at the 39th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (Lattice 2022), to be held in Bonn, Germany. She will speak on the topic of Modular Supercomputing and its role in the European Exascale computing strategy. Initially established as a platform for physicists to discuss recent developments in lattice gauge theory, the Lattice conference has evolved into the largest event of its kind. It now encompasses areas such as algorithms and machine architectures, code development, chiral symmetry, physics beyond the standard model, and strongly interacting phenomena in low dimensions.

21.07.2022 – Workshop Papers Accepted at IEEE Cluster 2022

Congratulations to Zhaobin Zhu and Sarah Neuwirth for having two submissions accepted at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), scheduled to take place from September 6 to 9, 2022, in Heidelberg, Germany. Zhaobin will present a workshop paper titled “A Comprehensive I/O Knowledge Cycle for Modular and Automated HPC Workload Analysis,” and Sarah will present a workshop paper titled “Assessment of the I/O and Storage Subsystem in Modular Supercomputing Architectures.

05.07.2022 – Invited Panelist at 1st Edition of PSCC Conference

Sarah Neuwirth has been invited to participate as a panelist at the 1st Proud and Strong in Computing (PSCC) Conference in Göttingen, Germany. PSCC aims to create a platform to enhance the visibility of underrepresented groups in the field of supercomputing and to discuss measures and opportunities to foster a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in our community.

27.06.2022 – Invited Talk at ACM PASC’22 Conference

Sarah Neuwirth has been invited to deliver an expert talk at the ACM Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC’22) Conference, scheduled to take place from June 27 to 29, 2022, in Basel, Switzerland. As part of the minisymposium on “Storage Systems at Extreme Scale for Data-Centric Workflows,” she will discuss the parallel I/O and storage environment within the context of Modular Supercomputing Architectures.

10.06.2022 – MSQC Summer Barbecue

On June 10, we held our annual Summer barbecue at Kettenhofweg 139. Our student assistants, graduate students, group members, and friends of the research group enjoyed the party. We had a blast! We are already looking forward to next year. 🙂

02.06.2022 – Invited Talk at HPC-IODC 2022 Workshop

Sarah Neuwirth will deliver an expert talk at the HPC I/O in the Data Center (HPD-IODC 2022) Workshop, to be held in conjunction with ISC High Performance 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. Her presentation will focus on parallel I/O and storage infrastructures currently deployed in the modular supercomputing systems at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC): JURECA, JUWELS, and the DEEP Prototype.

08.04.2022 – REX-IO Workshop at IEEE Cluster 2022

In collaboration with colleagues from BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, India, and Sandia National Laboratories, USA, the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Group is organizing the 2nd edition of the REX-IO Workshop (Re-envisioning Extreme-Scale I/O for Emerging Hybrid HPC Workloads). The workshop will take place on September 6, 2022, in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2022 in Heidelberg, Germany. REX-IO invites submissions of novel work that characterize I/O behavior, identify challenges in scientific data and storage management for emerging HPC workloads, introduce potential solutions to address these challenges, and demonstrate the effectiveness of proposed solutions to enhance I/O performance for the exascale supercomputing era and beyond.

07.04.2022 – OEHI Training Workshop: Artificial Intelligence with the Atlas Platform

On April 7, 2022, a full-day training workshop provided by the Open Edge HPC Initiative (OEHI) will focus on offering training and hands-on experience for participants to utilize the Atlas platform, which is part of the HAICGU cluster at Goethe University Frankfurt. The HAICGU pilot cluster supports HPC and AI workloads across the computing continuum. The workshop is hosted by the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing group and will take place at the FIAS building, Campus Riedberg. Full details and the timetable can be found at SessionLab. To register, please visit Eventbrite.

28.03.2022 – Excursion to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre

On March 28, 2022, a group of students from Goethe University spent a day at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The students engaged in discussions with leading experts in the fields of modular supercomputing, high-performance computing (HPC), and quantum computing. Additionally, they had the opportunity to tour the HPC and quantum computing facilities, including the JUWELS supercomputer and JUNIQ.

02.02.2022 – EUPEX Kick-off Meeting

Hello, world! The EUPEX pilot is finally taking off today with our Kick-off meeting. EUPEX – the European Pilot for Exascale – aims to develop and demonstrate the first European platform for HPC, gathering and integrating European technologies from system architecture, processors, system software, and development tools, all the way to applications.

2021

05.11.2021 – Invited Talk at CHPC National Conference ’21

Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for being invited to present her work at the CHPC National Conference 2021, which will be held virtually from December 1 to 3, 2021. She will deliver a talk titled “Evaluating and Characterizing Parallel I/O in HPC Systems: Best Practices and Future Directions” as part of the HPC Technology Session – Track: Storage and I/O.

01.11.2021 – New Group Member

We are delighted to welcome Philip Döbler as our newest group member! Philip recently graduated with an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Heidelberg University, where he specialized in application-specific computing and microelectronics. Philip will concentrate on designing efficient algorithms and developing a software environment to integrate quantum computing modules into the modular supercomputing architecture. Additionally, he will explore the utilization of quantum computing as an accelerator technology for selected science applications, such as those in the bioinformatics or neuroscience domains.

30.09.2021 – Acceptance of Workshop Paper at IEEE/ACM SC21

Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth on the acceptance of her paper at SC21: the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. The conference will be held as a hybrid event from November 14 to 19, 2021. Sarah will present a workshop paper titled “Bridging Network and Parallel I/O Research for Improving Data-Intensive Distributed Applications.” We commend her on this achievement.

10.09.2021 – Neuwirth Announced as the Student Program Chair at IEEE Cluster 2022

Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for her selection as the Student Program Chair on the organizing committee of the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER). IEEE Cluster 2022 will take place from September 6 to 9, 2022, at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany.

31.07.2021 – Acceptance of Workshop Paper and Poster Paper at IEEE Cluster 2021

We extend our congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for the acceptance of two submissions to the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), scheduled to take place virtually from September 7 to 10, 2021. Dr. Neuwirth will be presenting a workshop paper titled “Parallel I/O Evaluation Techniques and Emerging HPC Workloads: A Perspective,” as well as a poster paper titled “Toward a Comprehensive Benchmark Suite for Evaluating GASPI in HPC Environments.”

16.07.2021Welcome Our New Group Member

We are delighted to welcome Zhaobin Zhu as our newest group member! Zhaobin recently graduated with an M.Sc. in Applied Computer Science from Heidelberg University, where his focus was on the simulation and analysis of high-performance on-chip networks. Zhaobin will be involved in developing simulator and replay tools for evaluating the performance of HPC applications in cloud and modular supercomputing environments. His work will particularly emphasize optimizing network communication and parallel I/O.

29.04.2021REX-IO Workshop at IEEE Cluster 2021

In collaboration with colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Group will organize the REX-IO Workshop (Re-envisioning Extreme-Scale I/O for Emerging Hybrid HPC Workloads, https://sites.google.com/view/rexio), collocated with IEEE Cluster 2021. This workshop aims to contribute to the HPC community by analyzing emerging hybrid workloads, identifying gaps in data management methodologies, and providing novel techniques to enhance I/O performance for the exascale supercomputing era and beyond.

22.03.2021 – INDIS Workshop at IEEE/ACM SC21

Jointly with colleagues from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Group will organize the INDIS Workshop (Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science, https://scinet.supercomputing.org/community/indis/), collocated with IEEE/ACM SC21. Every year, INDIS brings together network engineers and researchers to share challenges and potential solutions in the information systems and networking communities. Since its inaugural appearance at SC14 in New Orleans, INDIS has become the academic forum for experts, researchers, and engineers in research and education (R&E) networking.

01.03.2021 – New Group Member

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Neuwirth as our new group member! Sarah joins the research group as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2018, she earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research interests encompass high-performance storage systems, parallel I/O and file systems, modular supercomputing (including resource disaggregation and virtualization), standardized cluster benchmarking, high-performance computing and networking, distributed systems, and communication protocols.

25.01.2021 – EUPEX Project will be funded

The European Pilot for Exascale (EUPEX) Project will be funded by EuroHPC JU! The EUPEX consortium will design, build, and validate the first HPC platform integrating European general-purpose processor technology (EPI), European interconnect technology (BXI), and a European software stack for HPC. The project covers the end-to-end spectrum of required technologies: from hardware architecture and processors to system software, development tools, and applications.

2020

01.08.2020 – Establishment of New Research Group

Renowned supercomputer researcher, Prof. Thomas Lippert, is joining Goethe University Frankfurt. Commencing August 1, 2020, the physicist and computer scientist will assume the newly created professorship for “Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing” at the Institute for Computer Science at Goethe University Frankfurt. With his expertise, the Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) at Goethe University is slated for further development into a national high-performance computing center, incorporating a quantum computer as a computing module. Concurrent with his appointment, Prof. Lippert will also become a Senior Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).