Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung

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About Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung

The Center for Data Processing (ZDV) is a central scientific institute of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. It provides services in information and communication technologies for students, scientists and employees. The HPC resources are used by research groups of the Johannes Gutenberg University and are also provided to researchers of universities in Rhineland-Palatinate within the Alliance for HPC in Rhineland-Palatinate (AHRP). Together with the HPC resources of TU Kaiserslautern, the ZDV clusters serve as the central resource for HPC for the universities as well as for cooperation with industry and research for solving challenging scientific questions.

HPC Expertise

  • Parallel File- and Storagesystems
  • Custom computing and Manycore-architectures
  • Data-intensive Computation and Data Life Cycle
  • Data analysis, Methods and Modelling in Life Science
  • Physics of condensed matter
  • Particle physics

HPC Systems

Mogon - Megware

since June 2012 - Last Update: March 2014 - learn more - Top500.org
GPU nodes MPP system Tier 2 hpc system
378 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
570 Nodes
Unknown QDR-Infiniband
90 TB
Main Memory
35,760 CPU Cores
Intel, AMD
8 Many Core Processors

Clover - Transtec

since January 2014 - learn more
MPP system Tier 3 hpc system
106 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
320 Nodes
Unknown QDR-Infiniband
10 TB
Main Memory
5,120 CPU Cores

Mogon2 - Megware MiriQuid NEC NEC Cluster Intel NEC Cluster

since January 2017 - Last Update: November 2018 - learn more - Top500.org
MPP system SSD storage Tier 2 hpc system
3.125 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
1,948 Nodes
Intel Omnipath
194 TB
Main Memory
52,248 CPU Cores
188 GPGPUs
Nvidia, NEC

File Systems

WORK file system

Mogon (GPFS)

HDD Symbol
1024 TB
disk storage

Lustre (Lustre)

since January 2017
HDD Symbol
7394 TB
disk storage


Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Brinkmann
Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung (ZDV)
Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
Anselm-Franz-von-Bentzel-Weg 12
55128 Mainz

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Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

With about 33,000 students from about 130 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. As the only comprehensive university in Rhineland-Palatinate, JGU combines almost all academic disciplines under one roof, including the Mainz University Medical Center, the School of Music, and the Mainz Academy of Arts. This is a unique feature in the German academic landscape. With 75 fields of study and a total of 242 degree courses, including 106 Bachelor’s and 116 Master’s degree programs, JGU offers an extraordinarily broad range of courses. JGU’s scientific prowess has been affirmed by its success in the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote top-level research at German universities: Mainz University is one of 23 universities in Germany that have received approval for a so-called Cluster of Excellence as well as approval for a Graduate School of Excellence. The Cluster of Excellence on "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA), which is primarily a collaboration between particle and hadron physicists, and the Graduate School of Excellence "MAterials Science IN MainZ" (MAINZ) are considered among the elite research groups worldwide. These two projects will receive financing to the tune of EUR 50 million by 2017.


Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
55099 Mainz