Research Group of Thomas Lippert - News

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 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.

16.02.2022 - 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.

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

01.01.2022 - New Group Member / Administrative Staff Appointed
We are happy to welcome our new group member Cassandra Adams! She will support the research groups lead by Prof. Lippert and Prof. Kaschube with the organization of the two research groups and in all administrative tasks. If you have any questions about our group or would like to work with us, please feel free to reach out to her via email (!

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,, 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,, 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.