The “Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung” (ZDV) is the university’s data centre and the focal point for HPC and storage related research activities at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz The personnel at ZDV consist of more than 60 technicians and 10 Ph.D. students and post-docs. ZDV is hosting a number of high performance computers, including MOGON II consisting of 1,868 nodes with a peak performance of 2,800 TFlop/s and MOGON with 33,920 Cores and a performance of 225 TFlops. JGU is represented by the ZDV as a full member in the German Gauß Alliance.

The group of Prof. Brinkmann at the ZDV focuses its research on storage systems, Cloud computing, and HPC and is a partner in the following national and international projects:

DFG SFB/TRR 146: Soft-Matter Systems
DFG SFB/TRR 165: Waves to Weather
Adaptive multi-tier intelligent data manager for Exascale (Admire)
Deduplication for CORTX
Ion quantum processor with HPC connection (IQuAn)
Big Data in Atmospheric Physics (BINARY)

The following list gives an overview about previous projects, which have been successfully finished at the research group:

BMBF HPC SW-Call Project Envelope
Not Just Ones and Zeroes: Bridging the Gap between the Theory of WOM Codes and the Practice of Flash Storage
Enabling Performance Engineering in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate (EPE)
DFG SPP Exascale Computing: Ada-FS
BMBF Spitzencluster CI3
BMBF HPC SW-Call Project Fast - Find a suitable Topology for Exascale Applications
GreenPAD - Energieoptimierte IKT für regionale Wirtschafts- und Wissenscluster
EASI-CLOUDS - Extendable Architecture and Service Infrastructure for Cloud-aware Software
Intel Parallel Computing Center for Lustre
Horizon 2020 ETN Big Storage
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung Competence Center for high performance computing (HPC)