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Jülich Supercomputers Power New Insights into Brain Imaging

Researchers are using biophysical modeling and simulations on Jülich supercomputers to develop new brain tissue imaging methods. “When generating a detailed network model of the brain, nerve fiber crossings pose a major challenge for current neuroimaging techniques. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have now found that scattered light can be used to resolve the brain’s substructure like the crossing angles of the nerve fibers with micrometer resolution. For their studies, the researchers combined microscopy measurements and simulations on supercomputers.”

GPU-Powered Turbocharger coming to JUWELS Supercomputer at Jülich

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre is adding a high-powered booster module to their JUWELS supercomputer. Designed in cooperation with Atos, ParTec, Mellanox, and NVIDIA, the booster module is equipped with several thousand GPUs designed for extreme computing power and artificial intelligence tasks. “With the launch of the booster in 2020, the computing power of JUWELS will be increased from currently 12 to over 70 petaflops.”

D-Wave Announces First European Leap Quantum Cloud Site at Jülich

Today D-Wave Systems announced that it will house its first European Leap quantum cloud-based system outside of North America at the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany. The system marks the cornerstone of the new Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) lab designed to offer practically usable quantum computers to researchers in Germany and throughout Europe.

GCS Centres HLRS, JSC, and LRZ to Exhibit SC19

Meet the three GCS centres, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Garching (LRZ) at SC19 in Denver, Colorado (USA). The international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis is the annually recurring premier event for the global high-performance computing (HPC) community.

Job of the Week: Computer Scientist at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany is seeking a Computer Scientist in our Job of the Week. “You will directly support and independently advance the code development of existing and new parallel scientific software. The focus is placed on the adaption of existing, complex software to next generation heterogeneous supercomputer architectures.”

GCS in Germany Appoints Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller as Chairman of the Board

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing in Germany announced the appointment of Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. “As we advance towards the exascale threshold of computing and an era of unprecedented discovery and insights driven by the integration of modeling and simulation, data analytics and artificial intelligence, GCS stands ready to provide the basis and the catalyst of innovation–the hardware, software ecosystem, experience and expertise–needed to boost scientific and industrial breakthroughs.”

Call For Proposals: Worldwide GPU Hackathons in 2019

ORNL has issued its Call for Proposals for a set of global GPU Hackathons in 2019. “A GPU hackathon is a 5-day coding event in which teams of developers port their applications to run on GPUs, or optimize their applications that already run on GPUs. Each team consists of three or more developers who are intimately familiar with (some part of) their application, and they work alongside two mentors with GPU programming expertise. The mentors come from universities, national laboratories, supercomputing centers, government institutions, and vendors.”

Jülich Supercomputing Centre moves forward with 36 million euros of funding

Today the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany announced 32.4 million euros in funding for continued research into such diverse areas as quantum computing and neuromorphic computing. “With the new JUWELS system, the research center has a supercomputer that is one of the fastest in the world. Already sought after by researchers from all over Europe, the supercomputer is even used for simulations in brain research, such as the European Human Brain Project.”

Time-Lapse Video: Building the New JUWELS Supercomputer in Germany

In this time-lapse video, engineers at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre begin building the new JUWELS supercomputer. “When it comes to developing innovative supercomputer architectures, Europe is about to take the lead. A striking example of this is the new supercomputer that is due to start user operation at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in the next few days.”

Job of the Week: Research Scientist specializing in HPC Processor Architectures at Jülich

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers on co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers. In this context we research on current and future ARM-based architectures for high-performance computing. The research will be performed within the European project “MB2020”.