10.03.2023 - Two Research Posters accepted at ISC 2023
Congratulations to Philip Döbler, Zhaobin Zhu and Niklas Bartelheimer for getting their research posters accepted at ISC High Performance Conference 2023 (ISC23) 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 getting their workshop papers accepted. 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 a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Goethe University Frankfurt where he learnt how to use the software package UG4 and specialized in the field of scientific computing, as well as software development in C++. He implemented models for the computation of the action potential of the muscle fibers of a dog's heart and the influence of surface waters in form of river networks on groundwater. Julian will contribute to the HYMNE II project lead by PD Dr. Nägel.
14.02.2023 - EUPEX Face-to-Face Meeting in Zagreb
The EUPEX team is gathered in Zagreb for a face-to-face meeting at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. It's a fantastic opportunity to exchange between project partners and boost the project's momentum!
A big thank you to our 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 happy to welcome our new group member Manpreet Singh Jattana! He joins 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 interests 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.
25.11.2022 - Goethe University becomes a Member of European Open File System (EOFS) Organization
Goethe University Frankfurt, represented through the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Compting group, is now a member of the European Open File System (EOFS) organization. Stay tuned for further updates!
18.11.2022 - IEEE/ACM SC22: It's a wrap!
We successfully showcased our research and teaching efforts at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre's booth at the SC22: 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. See 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 the SC22: IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis to be held from November 13 to 18, 2022 in Dallas, TX, USA. We will present our latest research in modular supercomputing and quantum computing and also demonstrate our innovative teaching material. In addition, 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 moved to the Bockenheim campus! From now on you can find us at the following address:
Kettenhofweg 139, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Please also note that our staff can be reached under different phone numbers from now on!
01.10.2022 - New Group Member
As Prof. Wittum has retired, PD Dr. Arne Nägel has joined our research group as of October 1, 2022. Arne will be in charge of the research area Simulation and Modelling. We heartily welcome you to our group and look forward to working with you!
27.09.2022 - Neuwirth completes IKH's "Zertifikat Hochschullehre"
Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for completing the "Zertifikat Hochschullehre" 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 named as the Program Committee Co-Chair in 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, which was led by Sarah Neuwirth. The program included networking mixers and mentoring sessions on career challenges and effective science presentations. Social activities included a trip to the Königstuhl in Heidelberg and lots of ice cream.
09.09.2022 - Workshop Paper accepted at IEEE/ACM SC22
Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for getting her work accepted at the SC22: IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis to be held from November 13 to 18, 2022 in Dallas, TX, USA. She 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 is online
As of now, you will find the website of the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing group in a new design and with more content. Stay tuned for future updates!
01.09.2022 - Zhu selected for IEEE Cluster 2022 Student Travel Award
Congratulations to Zhaobin Zhu for receiving a Student Travel Award from IEEE Cluster 2022 in the amount of 800€. Zhaobin will attend the conference to be held 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 give a plenary review talk at the 39th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (Lattice 2022) to be held in Bonn, Germany on the topic of Modular Supercomputing and its role in the European Exascale computing strategy. Originally started as a place for physicists to discuss their recent developments in lattice gauge theory, nowadays the Lattice conference is the largest of its type and has grown to include areas like 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 getting two submissions accepted at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER) to be held 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 speak as a panelist at the 1st Proud and Strong in Computing (PSCC) Conference in Göttingen, Germany. PSCC wants to create a platform to increase the visibility of underrepresented groups in the field of super computing and discuss meassures and opportunities to foster welcoming athomosphere for everyone in our community.
27.06.2022 - Invited Talk at ACM PASC'22 Conference
Sarah Neuwirth has been invited to give an expert talk at the ACM Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC'22) Conference to be held from June 27 to 29, 2022 in Basel, Switzerland. In the minisymposium about "Storage Systems at Extreme Scale for Data-Centric Workflows", she will talk about the parallel I/O and storage environment in 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 give 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 cover 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
Jointly with colleagues from BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, India and Sandia National Laboratories, USA, the Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Group organizes the 2nd edition of the REX-IO Workshop (Re-envisioning Extreme-Scale I/O for Emerging Hybrid HPC Workloads), to be held on September 6, 2022 in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2022 in Heidelberg, Germany. REX-IO solicits novel work that characterizes I/O behavior and identifies the challenges in scientific data and storage management for emerging HPC workloads, introduces potential solutions to alleviate some of these challenges, and demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed solutions to improve 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 day long training workshop provided by the Open Edge HPC Initiative (OEHI) will focus on providing training and hands-on experience for participants to use the Atlas platform that 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 time table can be found at SessionLab. To register, please visit Eventbright.
28.03.2022 - Excursion to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre
On March 28, 2022, 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 domain. In addition, the students had the opportunity to visit 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, processor, system software and development tools all the way to applications
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 to be held virtually from December 1 to 3, 2021. She will present a talk titled "Evaluating and Characterizing Parallel I/O in HPC Systems: Best Practices and Future Directions" in the HPC Technology Session - Track: Storage and I/O.
01.11.2021 - New Group Member
We are happy to welcome our new group member Philip Döbler! He recently graduated with a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Heidelberg University where he specialized in application specific computing and microelectronics. Philip will focus on the design of efficient algorithms and the development of a software environment to integrate quantum computing modules in the modular supercomputing architecture, as well as the exploration of the use of quantum computing as an accelerator technology for selected science applications, for example from the bioinformatics or neuroscience domains.
30.09.2021 - Workshop Paper accepted at IEEE/ACM SC21
Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for getting her work accepted at the SC21: IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis to be held as a hybrid conference from November 14 to 19, 2021. She will present a workshop paper titled "Bridging Network and Parallel I/O Research for Improving Data-Intensive Distributed Applications".
10.09.2021 - Neuwirth announced as the Student Program Chair at IEEE Cluster 2022
Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for being selected as the Student Program Chair in the organizing committee of 2022 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER). IEEE Cluster 2022 will be held from September 6 to 9, 2022 at the Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany.
31.07.2021 - Workshop Paper and Poster Paper accepted at IEEE Cluster 2021
Congratulations to Sarah Neuwirth for getting two submissions accepted at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER) to be held virtually from September 7 to 10, 2021. She will present a workshop paper titled "Parallel I/O Evaluation Techniques and Emerging HPC Workloads: A Perspective" and a poster paper titled "Toward a Comprehensive Benchmark Suite for Evaluating GASPI in HPC Environments".
16.07.2021 - New Group Member
We are happy to welcome our new group member Zhaobin Zhu! He recently graduated with a M.Sc. in Applied Computer Science from Heidelberg University where he focused on the simulation and analysis of high-performance on-chip networks. Zhaobin will work on the development of simulator and replay tools for the performance evaluation of HPC applications in cloud and modular supercomputing environments. A special focus of his work will be the optimization of the network communication and parallel I/O.
29.04.2021 - REX-IO Workshop at IEEE Cluster 2021
Jointly 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 will contribute to the HPC community by analyzing emerging hybrid workloads, recognizing the gap in the data management methodologies, and providing novel techniques to improve 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 happy to welcome our new group member Sarah Neuwirth! She joins the research group as a postdoc. In 2018, Sarah was awarded her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research interests include high-performance storage systems, parallel I/O and file systems, modular supercomputing (i.e., 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 be designing, building, and validating 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.
01.08.2020 - New research group established
Supercomputer researcher Prof. Thomas Lippert is coming to Goethe-University Frankfurt. Starting August 1, 2020, the physicist and computer scientist will fill the newly created professorship for "Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing" at the Institute for Computer Science at Goethe-University Frankfurt. With his help, the Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) at Goethe University is to be further developed into a national high-performance computing center, including a quantum computer as a computing module. At the same time as his appointment, Prof. Lippert will join the Frankfurt think tank Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) as a Senior Fellow.
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