PC² User Day 2022

P1.4.17 (Paderborn University)


Paderborn University

Warburger Str. 100 33098 Paderborn
Christian Plessl (Director of Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing)

The next PC² User Day will be held on 3rd of November, 2022. The meeting will be held in a hybrid fashion. We cordially invite all interested people to join the event in person. Additionally, we will provide online access for those who cannot personally come to Paderborn.

The event is divided into three session:

In the first session, we give general updates from our compute center. One highlight for this year is the PC² User Board. We want to encourage our users to participate in the further development of our infrastructure and services.

The following coffee break will be connected to a poster session. You can ask questions about our infrastructure and service, or get in touch with the people in charge.

The second session covers user-provided talks. The talks are from various domains and have some technical depth to learn how others use our infrastructure.

Finally, we present in the third session some upcoming development at the PC² that you will be able to use in the near future.

Interested people can join a guided tour through our computer center after the open-end at 5pm.

Address of event

Paderborn University
Building P1, Room P1.4.17
Warburger Straße 100
33098 Paderborn

Contact person for questions: Michaela Kemper


Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing
    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      Welcome and General Updates 20m
      Speaker: Prof. Christian Plessl (Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing)
    • 2:20 PM 2:30 PM
      HPC Consulting & Training 10m
      Speaker: Dr Carsten Bauer (Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing)
    • 2:30 PM 2:40 PM
      Compute Time Proposals 10m
      Speaker: Dr Jens Simon (member@uni-paderborn.de)
    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      PC2 User Board 20m
      Speaker: Prof. Jens Förstner (Theoretical Electrical Engineering group (TET), Paderborn University)
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break with Poster Session 30m
    • 3:30 PM 3:40 PM
      Workflows to Perform Complex High-Throughput Calculations 10m
      Speaker: Dr Hossein Mirhosseini (Dynamics of Condensed Matter (DCM), Paderborn University)
    • 3:40 PM 3:50 PM
      The Dedekind Project: A case for the enormous potential of FPGA Supercomputing 10m
      Speaker: Lennart Van Hirtum (Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (NUMA), KU Leuven, Belgium)
    • 3:50 PM 4:00 PM
      LOLA – Large-Scale Language Models for Low-Resource Languages 10m

      Vectorizing the semantics of natural language has had an undeniable impact on natural language processing. However, a critical survey of existing language models suggests that they only exist for a limited number of the over 7000 languages spoken on the planet. The project LOLA will be a seed for a network of language models for low-resource languages and provide the foundation for applications such as question answering, machine translation and natural language generation across many languages. In this talk, we present some of the premises for our work and provide some insights into the planned computation.

      Speaker: Prof. Axel Ngonga (Data Science Group (DICE), Paderborn University)
    • 4:00 PM 4:10 PM
      Custom Python or Julia Environments for Notebooks in JupyterHub via Singularity Containers 10m
      Speaker: Manuel Berkemeier (Chair of Applied Mathematics, Paderborn University)
    • 4:10 PM 4:20 PM
      Using Gitlab CI in a HPC environment 10m
      Speaker: Gerrit Pape (High-Performance Computing Research Group (HPC), Paderborn University)
    • 4:20 PM 4:30 PM
      Q&A Buffer for User-Provided Talks 10m
    • 4:30 PM 4:40 PM
      Break 10m
    • 4:40 PM 4:47 PM
      Sneak Peek: User Portal 7m
      Speaker: Stefan Rohde (Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing)
    • 4:47 PM 4:54 PM
      Sneak Peek: Job Monitoring 7m
      Speaker: Michael Schwarz (Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing)
    • 4:54 PM 5:00 PM
      New Storage System 6m
      Speaker: Holger Nitsche (Universität Paderborn / PC2)
    • 5:00 PM 5:20 PM
      Open-End: Guided Tour Compute Center 20m