GWDG as data center and IT service provider for the Max Planck Society

The GWDG is a service organization which works in conjunction with the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Society as a data and IT service center. It also carries out independent research in the field of computer science and provides support in preparing future professionals for a career in information technology.

As stated in the original partnership agreement, the GWDG supports scientific research and education by

Particularly, tasks include the operation of high-performance computers, the provision of specialized systems and support of the transmission network GÖNET, which connects institutes in Göttingen. Through the GWDG, GÖNET is connected to the national research and education network X-WiN and the internet.

As an IT competence center, the GWDG advises and supports all associated institutes concerning all questions on scientific data processing.

Data Center

As one of the data centers of the Max Planck Society (MPG), the GWDG not only operates systems in use by researchers of the MPG, but also operates and maintains systems in the scope of cooperations:

Within these different communities, synergies are effectively used. The GöHPC network needs to be explicitely named in this context, as it enables users and providers to exchange information on a regular basis and creates synergies and a bundling of expertise in many different fields.

IT Services

The GWDG offers a wide range of services to the University. To name only the main categories, the GWDG offers: