Management

Stefan Heinzel
Phone:+49 89 3299-2176Fax:+49 89 3299-1301

Facility

Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)

Gießenbachstr. 2
85748 Garching
Phone: +49 89 3299-1340
Fax: +49 89 3299-1301

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), formerly known as RZG (“Rechenzentrum Garching”), is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society located in Garching near Munich. It originated in 1962 as the computing centre of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) which was founded by Werner Heisenberg and the Max Planck Society (MPS). Key tasks for Max Planck Institutes all over Germany include application development and optimization, data management for big data projects, operation of a central supercomputer and compute clusters for institutes, and operation of a modern data infrastructure including long-term archival.

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